“The only result of the [anti-Russia] sanctions introduction is the major economic difficulties that the EU countries faced,” she said in an interview with Russian television channel Rossiya 24.
The sanctions seriously affected France’s economy in particular, especially apple producers and pig farms, according to Le Pen.
Following Crimea's reunification with Russia in March 2014, the United States incited harsh anti-Moscow rhetoric, accusing it of interfering in the Ukrainian conflict.
Washington and its allies, including the European Union, imposed sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine allegations.
In August 2014, Russia imposed a one-year ban on meat, fish, fruit, vegetable and dairy products from countries that imposed the sanctions.