Yves Pozzo di Borgo, who last week from the delegation of French parliamentarians visited the Crimean Peninsula, said at the international youth forum "greater Europe Meetings" that the referendum in Crimea was held in full compliance with the Constitution of the region.
"This referendum was held in full compliance with the Constitution of the Crimea. We have not met in Crimea soldiers, with the exception of the military orchestra at the memorial ceremony in memory of the dead in the Second world war, "said the Senator, who called the visit of the Crimean delegation from the people's deputies" wonderful trip ".
Yves Pozzo di Borgo believes that the American delegates at the recent session of the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE in Helsinki has published the incorrect treatment of the situation in Crimea, reports the news Agency." These American congressmen don't know the situation, and the French elected officials have not had the opportunity to Express support for this approach. The desire to see the situation in Crimea with my own eyes inspired by French lawmakers to make the trip to the Peninsula, " said French Senator. He also expressed regret over the issue of the refusal of Western countries Crimeans issue an entry visa." This discriminatory practice deprives young people of the Republic of the opportunities to go to study in Western Europe, to meet with their peers, " - says di Borgo. On Sunday, another participant of the Crimean visit of French parliamentarians French people's Deputy from party "the Republicans" Jacques miara – called the reunification of the Crimea with Russia natural. According to Miara, the French government should " look the truth the eye ", as Crimea is " absolutely serene land, inhabited by Russians, in which respect linguistic diversity ". On the first day of the weekend at a press conference on the results of the trip to the Peninsula, the people's Deputy of the National Assembly of France from party " the Republicans ", co-chair of the Association Franco-Russian dialogue "Thierry Mariani said that" Crimea looks like the South of France ". 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. Kiev has promised to introduce a ban on entry to Ukraine visited the Crimea the French deputies.