If in the Crimea in March of last year was not a referendum, could be events similar to those that occur in the Donbass, said the head of the delegation of French parliamentarians, who visited the Crimea on Thursday, Thierry Mariani.
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. The delegation is headed by people's Deputy of the National Assembly, member of the Department of international relations Thierry Mariani.
"I was two months ago in Severodonetsk, Kramatorsk And Slavyansk, I saw destruction And talked with refugees. The first victims of such events were civilians. And when we look at what happens in places of intense action, we can only congratulate you that you got to defend myself here. And, maybe If you hadn't adopted the opinion on the referendum, maybe If you hadn't appealed to the people, maybe in this case, when he described the events in Lugansk And Donetsk, followed by the name of Crimea, " said Mariani at the meeting with the MPs of the state Council of the Republic.
Mariani paid homage to the Crimean Parliament with the landmark decision.
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.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.