German MPs will not go to occupied Crimea
12:47, 9 September 2016

German MPs will not go to occupied Crimea

President of German Parliament Norbert Lambert said this after meeting with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin

12:47, 9 September 2016


MPs of German Bundestag will not follow the trail of some of their colleagues from France and Italy, avoiding visiting the Russian-occupied Crimea.

‘German lawmakers respect the sanctions and thus they won’t be visiting the annexed Crimea’, reads the Twitter of Andriy Melnyk, Ukraine's ambassador in Germany, who refers to the words of the President of the German Parliament Norbert Lambert.  

On September 8, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin went to Germany with the working visit. He met with Lambert, the Head of the German Parliament, as well as with Foreign Minister Frank-Walther Steinmeier and other officials.

As 112 International reported, the delegation of 11 French MPs, accompanied by Leonid Slutsky, the Head of Russian Parliamentary Committee on CIS Affairs visited Crimea in July 2016. Some of these MPs already visited the occupied peninsula in 2015.

Ukraine’s PACE delegation sent the respective note to Pedro Agramunt, the President of the PACE; the delegation protested against the visit of French MPs headed by France’s PACE delegate Thierry Mariani.

Previously, there was a piece of information saying that Italian MPs are to visit Crimea in October.

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