Trip French deputies in the Crimea is disrespect to the laws of Ukraine and will not remain without consequences, told in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
French deputies after a trip to the Russian capital on Thursday will go to the Crimea, where he will visit Yalta, Simferopol and Sevastopol will hold a series of meetings with the local leadership. The composition of the French delegation, headed by people's Deputy of the National Assembly, a member of the Department of international relations Thierry Mariani, consists of nine parliamentarians.
"The visit of the French deputies in the ARC - irresponsible step, disrespect for the laws of Ukraine and policy of France/the EU not to recognise the illegal occupation of Crimea. There will be consequences, " he wrote on Wednesday in his own microblog on Twitter the Director of policy and communications Alexei Makeyev.
first head of the state Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said that the Visit of French parliamentarians in the Crimea is a serious step that shows that in the EU there are significant political forces, demonstrating the ability to rise above " uskorenie considerations and the desire to understand the sentiment on the Peninsula.
However, the French authorities consider the failures of international law, the visit of a group of parliamentarians of this country to the Crimea, said on Wednesday the official representative of the foreign Ministry of France Romain Nadal.
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.