A delegation of parliamentarians of the French Senate, representatives of political, economic, military commissions - senators Nathalie Goulet, Joël Guerriau and Jean-Pierre Moga came on a working visit to Ukraine having been invited by one of the opposition leaders – an MP and co-Chairman of Opposition Platform – For Life party Vadim Rabinovich.
The high-ranking guests held a number of meetings, in particular, with the leaders of the Opposition Platform - For Life party, at which they discussed political, economic, social issues, and, of course, the state of freedom of speech in Ukraine.
The French senators stressed that they have no right to interfere in the internal affairs of our country, however, they assured that they are closely following everything that is happening in Ukraine, including the situations around the MP and the Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform – For Life party Viktor Medvedchuk and the closure of three independent information TV channels.
In his turn, the MP of Ukraine and co-Chairman of Opposition Platform – For Life party Vadim Rabinovich assured that he informed his French colleagues about the events in Ukraine.
After the meetings that already took place, the French parliamentarians thanked their Ukrainian colleagues for the warm welcome and invited the Ukrainian delegation headed by Vadim Rabinovich to pay a return visit to France.
"I am grateful for my colleagues’ invitation to pay a working visit to France next month," said Vadim Rabinovich, assuring that he personally and the political force he represents "treat France as our closest friend."
"During my entire term in the Verkhovna Rada, I have been a member of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of France and Ukraine. France is a country that gave the world democracy and freedom, so we must be close friends with it. And if we talk about my political position and the position of our faction, our party, then I think it can be called "pro-French," because Ukraine saw only good from France. We have a lot to learn from the French! " Vadim Rabinovich said.
The co-Chairman of Opposition Platform – For Life party expressed his gratitude to his French colleagues for finding the time and opportunity to visit Ukraine at such a difficult time for everyone.
Nathalie Goulet, Joël Guerriau and Jean-Pierre Moga called Vadim Rabinovich a great friend of France and awarded the politician the medal of honor of the French Senate.