10:35 Jul. 30, 2016
The delegation consisting of 11 French MPs is coming to occupied Crimea for July 29-31
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the visit of the French MPs to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea occupied by the Russian Federation, according to a statement published on the ministry website.
"In spite of numerous warnings of the Ukrainian Side, some French politicians have defiantly violated the Ukrainian legislation as well as international law, having neglected the official position of their own State that remains committed to defending Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," reads the statement.
MFA Ukraine considers the actions of these politicians as a "manifestation of a deliberate support to the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine, their endorsement of the Kremlin's policy of human rights infringement in the occupied Crimea."
The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly demands all foreign nationals to "strictly abide by the Ukrainian legislation" adding that those responsible for such violation will be "brought to account, including through the restrictions provided by the Ukraine's legislation, in particular by imposing bans to enter the territory of Ukraine."
As Ukraine Today reported erlier, on July 29-30, the delegation of 11 French parliamentarians, led by National Assembly deputy, former Minister of Transport Thierry Mariani, will once again visit the Russian-occupied Crimea.
Reporting by UNIAN