MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. French presidential candidate and leader of the National Front political party, Marine Le Pen, does not think Russia is a threat for Europe. She said as much in an interview with the CBS TV network.
"I think that’s a big scam," she has been quoted as saying when asked whether she believed Russia posed a threat to Europe. "I’ll tell you what the danger is for Europe. It’s carrying out a cold war against Russia and pushing Russia into China’s arms. That’s the threat to Europe," she emphasized.
Le Pen noted that she does not think Russian President Vladimir Putin was a threat to France and other European countries. "Nothing Vladimir Putin has done would make me reach that conclusion," she explained.
The first round of the French presidential election will be held on April 23, and the second - on May 7. According to the data provided the Odoxa pollster on Friday, 25.5% of the respondents said they were planning to vote to the National Front candidate.