MEPs want to come see with your own eyes what is happening there, and how the process of integration into the constitutional, legal, economic and cultural field of Russia, said Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Vasiliy Likhachev.
MOSCOW, 2 Oct. Representatives of the group of the European Parliament “For a new dialogue with Russia” expressed a desire to visit the Crimea and possibly other regions of Russia, said state Duma Deputy, co-Chairman of the friendship group with European Parliament, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Vasiliy Likhachev.
Representatives of this group of European Parliament on Thursday took part in International parliamentary forum in Moscow, and on Friday they held the meeting, the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin and members of the international Committee of the state Duma.
“A visit to the Crimea in their plans exist. They want to come see with your own eyes what is happening there, and how the process of integration into the constitutional, legal, economic and cultural space of the Russian Federation. I invited them to visit not only the Crimea, but also to look to other regions of Russia, such as Tatarstan,” — said Likhachev following the meeting, the members of the European Parliament “For a new dialogue with Russia” with the first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Titov in Moscow.
According to the MP, and in the Crimea, Tatarstan is ready to accept delegation of the European deputies about it Likhachev was talking with speakers of Gossoveta both regions.
Likhachev explained that the band “For a new dialogue with Russia” consider different options for the visit to Crimea may send several delegations. “For example, they can direct the Italian part of this group or the core of this group, or gather a delegation of interested representatives of the European Parliament. This allows us to consider different political forces,” — said the Deputy.
According to Likhachev, this group of MPs have shown themselves to be “real, serious and promising partner and even ally of Russia”. This group includes representatives of 10 countries with the prospect of expansion — Italy, France, Germany, great Britain and others, the MP recalled. According to Likhachev, meetings with members of Parliament and the International parliamentary forum representatives of the group “For a new dialogue with Russia” was expressed that the proposal of Russia to create a coalition against terrorism is correct. They also support the Russian point of view concerning President Bashar al-Assad, he added.
“This information they will be promoted at upcoming hearings on Syria to be held in the next two weeks in the European Parliament”, — said Likhachev. “They call for the resumption of dialogue between parliamentary institutions of the European Parliament on relations with Russia and Russian group for relations with the European Parliament”, — said Likhachev.
As the Crimea became part of Russia
Crimea did not recognize the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian government and decided to hold a referendum on the future of the region. Voting took place on March 16, 2014. In the Bulletin were made to two questions: “You for reunion of the Crimea with Russia on rights subject of the Russian Federation?” and “are You for the restoration of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea 1992 years and the status of Crimea as part of Ukraine?”
The majority of voters (96,77%) when appearing in 83,1% were in favour of reunification with Russia. The corresponding agreement was signed on March 18, subsequently it was approved by the state Duma and the Federation Council. They also adopted Federal constitutional law about the formation of two new subjects of the Russian Federation — Republic of Crimea and the Federal city of Sevastopol. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed both documents. Also earlier, Putin said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter.
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