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 Le Pen got 9M euros from Kremlin for supporting Russia's policy in Ukraine, - media

A Russian bank allocated French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen a lone worth 9 million euros in exchange for supporting Russian policy in Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ekho Moskvy, this was found by the French online investigative journal Mediapart.fr .

It is noted that Vladimir Putin's special representative for relations with Russian organizations abroad Alexander Babakov was an intermediary in this deal. French law enforcers have already initiated pre-trial investigation. The investigating journalists claim that Le Pen's partisan Jean-Luc Schaffhauser masterminded this scheme of Front National funding.

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In 2014, he was an intermediary in granting Le Pen's party a loan in the First Czech Russian Bank. His Russian counterpart then was Alexander Babakov, a member of the Russian Federation Council and the president's special representative for relations with Russian organizations abroad. In his emails, Schaffhauser claimed that Le Pen was willing to make a statement on Ukraine situation, but she never made it. The intermediaries reportedly met last March in Geneva to discuss new loans by other Russian banks for the Front National.

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The loan in the First Czech Russian Bank was received by the Front National in September 2014. It was sold to a Moscow firm about a year ago, but the Deposit Insurance Agency disputed this deal.
 
 
 
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