12:44 Jul. 31, 2016
Ukrainian delegation in PACE addresses president Agramunt
The Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has slammed the recent trip of a group of French deputies to the occupied Crimean peninsula.
That's according to a statement addressed to PACE's President Pedro Agramunt.
"With deep disappointment we got the message about another illegal visit to Crimea by group of French deputies headed with PACE delegate Thierry Mariani," the statement reads.
"In the name of all Ukrainian delegation I declare that we are outraged by impertinent ignorance of Ukrainian and International law and Mr. Mariani showed up himself as a recidivist in law violations," the delegation said.
The statement also says the Ukrainian delegation is "frustrated of PACE's inability to set rules to regulate the respect to the international and nationals laws by PACE delegates after same trip to Russian occupied Crimea by three representatives of France in PACE last year."
On July 29-30, the delegation of 11 French parliamentarians led by National Assembly deputy, former transport minister Thierry Mariani once again visited the Russian-occupied Crimea.