Paris regrets the visit 10 French members of Parliament in Crimea, said the French Ambassador to Moscow Jean-Maurice Ripert.
"A free Parliament. We are just talking about the fact that regret this visit. We believe it is unnecessary and counterproductive. But deputies are free to do what they see fit", He said " Interfax ".
according to his statement, " to visit the Crimea at the invitation of the Russian Parliament means respecting the ownership of the Peninsula of Russia." As you know, the French government doesn't recognize it, " said the Ambassador. Remember, on 23 July, the plane with the delegation from France headed by people's Deputy of the National Assembly of the party "the Republicans" landed at the airport of Simferopol. The delegation included 10 French deputies and a Senator. After the visit Yves Pozzo di Borgo 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. Jacques miara called the reunification of the Crimea with Russia natural. Thierry Mariani said that " Crimea looks Like the South of France ". He also said that it plans to pay another visit to the Russian region in October. Then the security Service of Ukraine has banned for three years to enter the area of the country to the French deputies, who visited last week the Crimea. The chief Prosecutor's office of Ukraine opened a criminal case under the criminal code on the fact of visit of French parliamentarians to the Peninsula. However, their desire to visit the Crimea on July 28, told deputies of Italy, Hungary, France, and Authorized the PACE. For example, in October it is expected the arrival of a delegation of Italian parliamentarians from the party of " Five stars ": the Italians will enter Crimea through the Russian Federation.