French MP Thierry Mariani, who led the delegation of the deputies of the Fifth Republic during a trip to Crimea in July, said that "a little shocked" offset from the post at PACE.
As told himself Mariani, on his release He learned from the letter of the President of its parliamentary group. Also the Frenchman was removed from his post as Vice-President of the European people's party - " at the request of the Ukrainian delegation ", reports RT.
"I have the opportunity to say that I'm a little shocked, because, I think (that decision) five months later Is a little weird. Secondly, I would have said that I find It absolutely silly And counterproductive, the only response Is forcing me to go faster (in the Crimea), " said Mariani. He stated that " very shocked, because, under normal conditions, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe should serve as a place of dialogue, not the place, I would have said, are the decrees "." But I note that in reality, if we have a parts point of view, then, without delay, we are doomed. This is not what I expect from the Assembly, which calls itself " democratic ", But It's not scary, " He added. However, the Frenchman did not despair: He tells that he is going in the future to attend the meetings of the PACE, because has the right to do As the French Deputy, And to defend their opinion. Mariani Also told that, in his vision, Europe lacks independence in decision making And that " it affects a large neighbor on the other side of the Atlantic ocean ". In the end, punishment And lack of dialogue with Moscow, the EU is detached from Russia, says politician." And in reality, will not be deceived, all lose ", - He finished.