The actual blockade of the EU Crimea absurd, Peninsula joined Russia voluntarily and that life is completely normal, said the head of the delegation of French parliamentarians, who visited the region, Thierry Mariani.
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.
"I was surprised, in the heart of Europe has the opportunity to be that on the part of the territory imposed the blockade," said Mariani at a press conference in the Russian capital.
"We don't want to say that it's great that in the Crimea there are no issues, but the majority of those people with whom We met, were happy that they were able to return to the Russian Federation and what in their lives has not occurred the tragic events that are currently in Lugansk and Donetsk regions ", - he added.
According to Mariani, life in Crimea is perfectly normal and a little different, for example, from life in the South of France.
"There is nothing special that would be worth paying attention to. In saying this, I mean that everything is absolutely normal, " he said.
French people's representative also expressed bewilderment at the sudden reaction of Paris and Kiev on the delegation's trip to the Crimea.
"The reaction seems skewed and completely disproportionate. What are they afraid of?" said Mariani.