Ukraine threatens travel ban for Marine le Pen

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has indicated that it may ban far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen from travelling to Ukraine. It said Le Pen had showed “disrespect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine” by endorsing the referendum held by Russia in Crimea in 2014 on whether Crimea should rejoin Russia. The EU and USA have described the referendum as “farcical” and, along with the G7 countries, continue to call for Russia to return Crimea to Ukrainian control before Russian sanctions are lifted (see previous blog).


About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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