Visits by politicians of France to the Russian Federation declare their constructive approach in the development of relations between pairs of countries, said state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin.
Naryshkin on Thursday met with a delegation of the French Parliament headed by co-chair of the Association Franco-Russian dialogue ", people's Deputy of the National Assembly Thierry Mariani. After negotiations, the French deputies have plans to go to the Crimea, where he will visit Yalta, Simferopol and Sevastopol will hold a series of meetings with the local leadership.
"See that the Visits of French politicians in our country demonstrate a constructive approach, at least in part the political elite of France, to develop relations with Russia and building a political dialogue in the interest of our bilateral partnership," Naryshkin said at the meeting.
the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine considered the visit of French parliamentarians in Crimea " a lack of respect towards the sovereignty of Ukraine and conscious violation of the law of Ukraine ". The French foreign Ministry called the planned trip by the failures of international law.
Crimea became a Russian region After the March 2014 referendum in which a Large number of residents, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February 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.