The delegation of French parliamentarians, who are going to visit Crimea, interested in self-assessing the situation on the Peninsula, said at the meeting with the speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin people's Deputy of the National Assembly of France Thierry Mariani.
As stated before, after talking with Naryshkin 10 French parliamentarians 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. This trip has caused a negative reaction from the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine and France.
"We have among the deputies that the return of the Crimea is absolutely logical. Others ask the questions, but still would like to see what is going on, because the worst thing that can happen is not aware what is really happening on the spot, " said Mariani.
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.