The head of the delegation of deputies from France, who visited the Crimea on Thursday, the people's Deputy of the National Assembly Thierry Mariani hopes that the visit of French parliamentarians in the Crimea will open the new series.
A delegation of 10 French people's deputies on Thursday arrived in the Crimea from the Russian capital. The French will visit Simferopol, Yalta and Sevastopol, where he will hold several meetings with the local leadership.
"We recently learned that we are not allowed to enter in the Crimea. Punishment is always a sign of weakness. The answer to those who says to us - "don't need You here" (in the Crimea - ed.), - " what are You afraid?". I think this is the first significant Delegation, which arrives to you here. Hopefully, We will open doors, and for us, others will follow, " said Mariani on Thursday at the meeting with the MPs of the state Council of the Crimea.
The head of the French delegation said that they are ready to discuss how to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation between Russia and France, for example, in the field of tourism.
the Ukrainian foreign Ministry called the visit of the deputies in the Crimea " failing to respect the sovereignty of Ukraine and conscious violation of the law of Ukraine ". Diplomatic France Ministry called the planned trip by the failures of international law.