The French delegation arrived on the feast of “the reunification of the Crimea with Russia,” March 13, than angered Ukrainians. In the delegation consisted of 12 people, including the President of the Association “Franco-Russian dialogue” Thierry Mariani, a Deputy from the Department of Vaucluse Jean-Claude Boucher, mayor of the city of Brienne-Le-Chateau, Nicolas Duik, mayor of the city of Biguglia Sauveur, Gandolfi-Sat, honourable members of Parliament, France Michel Voisin and George Fenech and two journalists – reporter magazine Éléments Christoph Latos and reporter of the TV channel TV Libertés Guillaume Sanjorge. It is known that Thierry Mariani received a jubilee medal dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the Russian annexation of the Peninsula from the speaker of the Russian Parliament of Crimea. Mariani – the first politician who was awarded this medal.
Before that, a delegation of French politicians visited Moscow. It is reported that their visit will last until March 16.
The so-called “Chairman of the Committee of the state Council of the Republic on health-resort complex and tourism” Alexey Chernyak said that this visit is very important for Crimea.
“It’s kind of a confession … even if it is within the framework of public diplomacy. But this recognition of the Crimea”, – he said.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs has already responded to such a blatant act and published on the official page of the review: “By making an unauthorized visit to the crime annexed Ukrainian territory, French citizens have shown disrespect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, ignoring fundamental principles of international law, the legislation of Ukraine. They also act contrary to the official position of France, which resolutely condemns the attempt of Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian Peninsula”
The official comment of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine
The foreign Ministry of Ukraine reminded that require all foreigners to obey the order of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and departure from it.
“Violators will be prosecuted in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine“, – emphasized in Department.
The Ministry noted that the visits of foreign politicians in Crimea have no official status. A violation of the rules of entry to the temporarily occupied territory shall be punished by deprivation of liberty for a term up to 3 years, in accordance with article 332-1 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.
It is worth noting that the ex-Deputy of the French Parliament Thierry Mariani, and the mayor of the city of Brienne-Le-Chateau, Nicolas Duik already first visit to the annexed Peninsula.
We will remind that instead of the railroad, turned the junk on the Kerch bridge
Also, the portal Znayu reported that Crimea will not get neither Russia nor Ukraine: forecast of the astrologer.