When Marine le Pen "defends" Serbia

Leader of the French opposition National Rally party Marine le Pen has taken to Twitter to express her "shock" at the way Serbia has been treated in Paris.

Source: B92, Tanjug
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It concerns a ceremony held last Sunday, seen by many in Serbia as scandalous, because of the manner in which the representatives of the country - a victor in WW1 that suffered massive military and civilian sacrifices fighting on the side of the allies - has been treated in Paris.

Despite the French ambassador in Belgrade's apology on Monday - to the president - who has apparently accepted it - and to the Serb nation - the defacing of a monument dedicated to the Serb-French alliance during WW1 has taken place in Belgrade.

In her tweet on Tuesday, Le Pen recalled that (the Kingdom of) Serbia lost a quarter of its population in the 1914-18 war.

"I was very shocked by the way in which the Serbian president was treated on Sunday, when the president of Kosovo, a country that did not exist in (19)14-18, was behind (French President) Emmanuel Macron. I recall that Serbia lost in this war a quarter of its population..."

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