The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the investigating authorities of the country initiated criminal proceedings concerning several European politicians for their visits to the Crimea, said the head Ukrainian authorities Pavlo Klimkin.
"on the proposal of the foreign Ministry, law enforcement bodies initiated criminal proceedings on the part of European politicians who have violated the procedure of entry into the occupied territory ", - has said Klimkin in the process of submitting of the report on results of work in one year, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the country, bearing in mind the visits to the Crimea, reports RIA " Novosti ".
remember, in July, the Crimea was visited by a delegation of French parliamentarians led by the people's Deputy of the National Assembly from the party "the Republicans" co-Association "Franco-Russian dialogue" Thierry Mariani. This was the 1st visit of a similar Western European parliamentarians in the Crimea and Sevastopol since March of last year, when on the Peninsula held a referendum. The French elected officials spoke about the need to abandon the punishment relative to Russia and to recognize Crimea as Russian territory." Crimea – This is a completely peaceful region, - has declared, for example, the people's Deputy from Paris Claude Goasguen.– Crimeans Cannot be criticized for what they don't have war. You cannot criticize for the fact that the referendum has brought to the world." March 16, 2014 Crimea held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. On March 21 the Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, and also the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district. Despite the compelling results of the referendum, Kiev refused to recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia and considers it to be "occupied" territory. In the capital of Russia emphasize that the referendum in Crimea meets standards of international law and the UN Charter.