The head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman sent a letter to the French Parliament in connection with the intention of the French deputies to visit the Crimea, informs the press service of the Ukrainian Parliament on Wednesday. Groisman nourishes the hope that the plans of individual people's deputies did not support the leadership of the Parliament of France.
The delegation of ten French parliamentarians, headed by people's Deputy of the National Assembly, a member of the Department of international relations Thierry Mariani, after a trip to the Russian capital on Thursday will go to the Crimea, where he will visit Yalta, Simferopol and Sevastopol will hold a series of meetings with the local leadership. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine called it " an act of disrespect to national sovereignty of Ukraine and conscious violation of the law of Ukraine ", and also said that the MPs have the opportunity to impose a ban on entry to Ukraine. The French foreign Ministry called the planned trip by the failures of international law.
"Organized and without the consent of the Ukrainian side stay French parliamentarians in Crimea contrary to Ukrainian national legislation ", - said in the letter talked about on its Internet representation on Wednesday.
He expressed the hope that, taking into account the firm and consistent position of the international brotherhood, the European Union, and France for example, on the accession of Crimea to Russia, the visit does not reflect the official position of the French Parliament and was not supported and agreed upon by leadership."
"Hoping to further develop friendly, trusting and mutually beneficial Ukrainian-French inter-parliamentary cooperation, we would like to hear your opinions about this event, which some politicians are trying to undermine the territorial integrity of our country ", - said in the letter.
Crimea became a Russian region after the March 2014 referendum in which a Large number of residents, do not recognise the legitimacy of the coup in Ukraine, voted for joining the Russian Federation. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine still considers Crimea its, but at the time occupied territory.