The head of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Ilkka Kanerva can accept the invitation to visit the Crimea depending on several factors, such as the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
"My decision to go to the Crimea will be depending on the situation in General and the (Minsk) agreements, as well as from further development of situation in Crimea. We need to wait and see what will happen ", - said the head of the OSCE PA in the conversation.
Kanerva said that the news on the subject of his visit to Crimea is not to be expected in the coming months, as his work schedule this fall is very busy.
at an international parliamentary forum in the Russian capital on 1 October, the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin invited Kanerva to visit the Crimea and to meet the local residents.
before the Crimea was visited by a delegation of French MPs and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Crimea became a Russian region after the March 2014 referendum in which a Large number of residents at that time still Ukrainian autonomy, do not recognise the legality of the coup d'etat in Ukraine, voted for annexation by Russia. In the capital of Russia emphasize that the referendum in Crimea meets standards of international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine still considers the Crimea her, but at the time occupied territory.
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