Le Pen will block Ukraine's use of French arms, reacts to Mbappe's remarks

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French far-right party National Rally (RN), one of the candidates, has revealed what could happen if her party wins.

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Le Pen will block Ukraine's use of French arms, reacts to Mbappe's remarks
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The situation in the world is chaotic, especially due to the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East. World powers and their leaders often give statements regarding these conflicts, particularly in Ukraine, where Russia, a major global power and a participant in the war, generates significant concern. Led by Vladimir Putin, Russia has a clear philosophy and policy, determined to achieve its goals in Ukraine. 

On the other hand, Ukraine is holding its ground on the front lines, thanks to support from many countries, including France. However, there is a strong possibility that Ukraine could lose support from French authorities after the upcoming elections.

The French parliamentary elections on Sunday could change a lot, especially concerning Ukraine, which is the focus of the greatest attention. The war in Ukraine has been going on for two and a half years, and major world powers are deeply involved in this conflict in various ways. 

Although no one is sending troops directly to the front lines in Ukraine, the support they receive in terms of money, weapons, or other means from Russia and Ukraine is undeniable. 

Political analysts believe that Sunday's elections in France could change the war's course. 

Special attention will be focused on Marine Le Pen.

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French far-right party National Rally (RN), one of the candidates, has revealed what could happen if her party wins. Le Pen's views are quite different from those of Emmanuel Macron. 

The French president has emphasized his readiness to send troops to Ukraine if the situation becomes chaotic. Le Pen has different views, stating that the prime minister will lead the way, and if he prohibits such moves, then troops will not be sent. She hopes Jordan Bardella will become the Prime Minister after Sunday's elections.

“If Emmanuel Macron wants to send troops to Ukraine and the prime minister is against it, then there are no troops sent to Ukraine. The prime minister has the final say.”-Marine Le Pen told CNN.

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It will be interesting to see which direction things will take and whether the right-wing will indeed win. This could change a lot regarding Ukraine. Recently, there seems to be a trend in most European countries favoring the right-wing, believing that leaders from such political options can bring about change and lead the country in the right direction.

Marine Le Pen on Kylian Mbappe's statements

Marine Le Pen, in an interview with CNN, also commented on statements made by Kylian Mbappe, currently one of the best footballers in the world and a Frenchman. Mbappe, captain of the French national football team, is not pleased that the far-right has garnered the most votes in the first round of parliamentary elections in France. In a media interview, Kylian Mbappe sent a clear message, believing that the victory of the RN party could create huge problems.

“There’s an emergency. We can’t leave our country in the hands of these people,” Mbappe said.

“It’s really urgent. I think that we’ve seen the results, it’s catastrophic.”

Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates victory after the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between France and Belgium at Düsseldorf
Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates victory after the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between France and Belgium at Düsseldorf © Carl Recine / Getty Images
 

Le Pen, however, believes that no one should advise the citizens of France on how to vote. She considers that Mbappe does not represent the French people who have an immigration background. Her stance is that everyone should rather focus on increasing individual wages to ensure a dignified life.

French people are fed up of being lectured and advised on how to vote,” Le Pen said.

“Mbappe doesn’t represent French people with an immigration background, because there are far more of them living on the minimum wage, who can’t afford housing and can’t afford heating, than people like Mr. Mbappe,” she continued.

A well-known political figure is aware that Mbappe's comments could create problems for her and her party, given Mbappe's reputation not only in France but worldwide. The 25-year-old footballer is one of the main figures in the country, and someone whose statements will always attract attention. Despite currently participating in a major competition, the EUROs in football, Mbappe remains focused on France and the fate of its people. Kylian does not want to see the right wing leading the country.

Le Pen has decided to defend her party, believing that many characterize their party as extremist, which it is not. Marine is prepared for criticism, aware that it's a common occurrence in the world of politics, but she also wants to hold power and show the French citizens that they made the right choice. We will see if her views will evolve over time and take on a different shape.

Zelenskyy will surely follow the elections closely, with the hope that Le Pen does not win this time.

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