The head of the delegation of the French Parliament in Crimea Thierry Mariani said that he sees no reason For maintaining the European sanctions against Russia.
"but at the same time the US remove the blocks from Cuba, I don't see any reason for Europe to leave the punishment relative to Russia," He said, reports the news Agency.
He noticed that, having arrived in the Crimea, to feel the punishment." Our phones are currently not working, because the European organization refuse to work in this area, " He said. Mariani again reminded that the Purpose of the trip of the French deputies - with my own eyes to see what was happening in Crimea." The purpose of our trip is to talk to people And understand what is happening. And I don't see any reason to panic", He added. Vice-President of the Council for European Affairs of the French Parliament Jerome Lambert also said that opposes imposed by the West of the punishment relative to Russia." We are against sanctions affecting the Russian Federation And, for example, the Crimea ", - He said in Simferopol at a meeting with speaker of the state Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov. For any questions you need to have a dialogue – "is the only effective way," added Lambert, which is the people's Deputy from the Department of the Charente. He said that the French Parliament has twice ruled on Ukraine." Acessable unanimously adopted two reports on the Ukraine and condemning Russian aggression." And inconvenient For them the fact that I'm here... We are here to understand that to understand what's going on, " said Lambert. First of Mariani said that if the Crimea in March of last year was not a referendum, could be events similar to those that occur in the Donbass. The plane on Thursday with a delegation from France headed by people's Deputy of the National Assembly of the party " the Republicans ", co-chair of the Association Franco-Russian dialogue " Thierry Mariani landed at the airport of Simferopol. On Thursday, the Head of the French delegation of parliamentarians Thierry Mariani said that the elected officials are feeling the pressure in connection with a trip to the Crimea, but it is not a serious problem. The delegation included 10 French MPs And the Senator, they will meet with commissioners from local authorities, residents And travelers on embankments. Eight participants – the center-right members of the party of Nicolas Sarkozy "Republicans" (former " Union for a popular movement ), one – from centrists And leftists. French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius reacted with hostility to the visit of the deputies in the Crimea, the French deputies advised to refrain from travelling to the Peninsula.