Head of the state Duma on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Slutsky nourishes the hope that the visit of the delegation of French parliamentarians in the Crimea will help Europe to learn the truth about the situation on the Peninsula.
A delegation of 10 French MPs this week called for a Crimea - Yalta, Simferopol and Sevastopol, where he held a number of meetings with the local leadership. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine called It " an act of disrespect to national sovereignty of Ukraine and conscious violation of the law of Ukraine ". The French foreign Ministry called the visit by the failures of international law.
"It was a landmark visit," said the first day of the weekend Slutsky at a press conference in the Russian capital.
"The main outcome of the visit was broken through the ice crust deformation of the image of Russia in the European Union, which was actively since the beginning of the" Crimean spring ", from the beginning of the bloodiest of the fall in Ukraine ", - he said.
review Slutsky, a trip to the French deputies will lead to that in the EU it will become harder to conceal the truth about the situation in Crimea.
"The information war, distorting the true image of Russia, Crimea, Sevastopol, from the time of this visit starts, has already started to roll back. Europe starts slow but sure return to the truth, to the true reality display, " he said.
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.