Fresh Western delegations of parliamentarians will soon come to the Crimea - After French lawmakers sent to the Peninsula on July 23, said the head of the State Duma on CIS Affairs and relations with compatriots Leonid Slutsky after the meeting of the French Parliament speaker Sergei Naryshkin.
"This is not an isolated initiative (about the trip to the Crimea)," said Slutsky." I dream, because This is the first, iconic, historical, but not the last in the foreseeable future, the delegation of our Western European counterparts, which is sent to the Crimea and Sevastopol ", - he added.
at the same time the head of the Department didn't want to call the real country, Recalling the unprecedented pressure that was put on French parliamentarians before their trip to the Russian Federation, BelTA news Agency. Remember, on Thursday, the head of the French delegation of parliamentarians Thierry Mariani 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 who will visit Yalta, Simferopol and Sevastopol, where he will meet with the competent local authorities, residents and travelers on embankments. At the meeting with the French delegates, who arrived in the Russian capital on Thursday, speaker of the state Duma of Russia Sergei Naryshkin said that the majority of residents of Crimea during the years of peace annexation of Ukraine in the period from 1991 to 2014 feel in a foreign land and wanted to be back in Russia. Remember, March 16, 2014 Crimea held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, as well as the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.