A Ukrainian delegation to PACE made a tough statement by French parliamentarians visit to the occupied Crimea
- 01.08.2016, 12:28,
- NEWS » Politics and Law
The text of the statement published on the Facebook page MP, representative of Ukraine to PACE Vladimir Areva.
"With deep disappointment, we took notice of another illicit visit to Crimea a group of French MPs led by delegate PACE Thierry Mariani. On behalf of the Ukrainian delegation declare we offended brazen disregard Ukrainian and international law, respects Mariani proved to be a recidivist. We are not going to tolerate and respect the right of politicians to a demonstrated disregard of laws and contempt of the Council of Europe "- said in a statement.
It also noted that parliamentarians photo with so-called "green men" only proves the conscious expression of French politicians disrespect to the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Recall that in the Crimea occupied by a delegation of 11 French MPs led by deputy Natszboriv, co-chairman of the Association "Franco-Russian Dialogue" Thierry Mariani. There they were accompanied by the head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
A Ukrainian delegation deplored the fact that PACE after a similar "stay" the three representatives of France in Crimea a year ago and could not establish rules that would regulate the respect for international and national legislation of the PACE delegates. "All of this undermines credibility of the Assembly as a body, which is the guardian of democracy, human rights and the rule of law" - said in a statement.
Note that half of the members of the French delegation attending the second time occupied Crimea. Past trip took place in summer 2015.