Data as if the deplorable state of the French military cemetery and memorial at Sevastopol, and plans its development has published the residence of the Ambassador of France to Ukraine, said the head of the state Duma on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Slutsky.
"The French gave incorrect data," he said, adding that fraudulent information was provided by the residence of the Ambassador of France to Ukraine "with the filing of the so-called Ukrainian authorities," reports the news Agency." This is pure lie and a provocation, as our French guests will certainly declare on his return home, " said Slutsky.- The cemetery is in perfect condition, all saw It. And not in the tradition of the Orthodox people to build houses on the bones ".
The delegation of French parliamentarians, who arrived on a visit to the Crimea, visited the memorial in memory of the soldiers of the army of France, where he took part in the ceremony of laying flowers. The head of delegation Thierry Mariani was condemned by providing false Data about the state of the memorial, calling It a provocation, " unworthy of French diplomacy." This case is another confirmation of what I had come here on their own to make sure that the memorial is in perfect condition, " he said. On Thursday, 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. The Deputy reminded that the purpose of the trip of the French deputies – to see what is happening in Crimea. In addition, 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. French MPs also called unacceptable the fact that Crimeans do not issue Schengen visas. Remember, the plane on Thursday with a delegation from France headed by people's Deputy of the National Assembly of the party "the Republicans" landed at the airport of Simferopol. The head of delegation of French parliamentarians 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.