Waltz said he intended to defend France from the right, the US and Russia


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PARIS, January 23 — RIA Novosti. Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, which came out in the second round of the primaries of the ruling Socialist party, said he intends to continue the fight to protect the country from the threat of right-wing, from the USA, Russia and other possible challenges.

In France on Sunday was the first round of the primaries of the socialists. According to preliminary results, former Minister of education Benoit Amon gains of 36.12%, ex-Prime Minister Manuel Valls — 31,24%, former economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg — of 17.69%.

“I refuse to leave the French to their fate before the face of the extreme right, which will destroy our country, right françois Fillon — hard, conservative and liberal as ever, in the face of the United States Donald trump and Vladimir Putin, in this complex world, fear of globalisation, which does not bear us any gifts,” said Valls, speaking to his supporters.

Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Crimea and Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the USA from the point of sanctions against certain individuals and companies have moved to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food products from countries that have imposed sanctions against her: USA, EU States, Canada, Australia and Norway.

Waltz said that he wanted to see Europe updated, sovereign, so she was able to protect Europeans.

Earlier, the leader of the French party “national front”, the candidate in presidents of France marine Le Pen said that in case of her election victory France recognize Crimea as part of Russia. She also noted that in case of victory will restore normal relations between France and Russia, in particular, will act for the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions.