The Verkhovna Rada Committee on foreign relations expressed protest in connection with the intention of the Italian deputies to visit the Crimea and tried to convince parliamentarians to reject these ideas.
"We, the members of the Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on foreign relations, expressed categorical protest in connection with the intentions of the group of deputies of the chamber of deputies of the Italian Republic to visit during occupied and annexed by the Russian Federation the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea ", – reported in the text of the statement, published on the Internet office of the Verkhovna Rada.
review of Ukrainian parliamentarians, such actions harm not only bilateral relations, but also undermine a unified and principled position of the EU, world brotherhood ". In the message it is reported that the Italian people's representatives, " following the negative example of his few French colleagues, melts in a shameful way of disrespect to the current European and world device. Tuesday about his desire to visit the Crimea told the 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. For its part the public representative of the Swiss Parliament, the leader of the faction of the social Democrats in the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Andreas gross expressed the desire to form a PACE group to visit the Crimea. However, 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. 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.