Chairman of State Duma’s Defense Committee Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov has invited President of France’s National Front party Marine Le Pen to attend celebrations of Navy Day in Sevastopol.


Navy Day celebrations in Sevastopol


“On this day [July 31], guests from all parts of the world will come to Sevastopol. The atmosphere of celebrations goes deeply to the soul of every person,” Komoyedov said in a letter to Le Pen, the copy of which was obtained by TASS on Tuesday. “This is an unforgettable day in the life of every person who managed to visit Hero City Sevastopol on Navy Day,” he added.


The official invited Le Pen to visit Sevastopol from July 29 to August 2 and promised that she would remember the visit to Crimea.


The admiral continued: “Over the last two years, Europe has discussed the Crimean topic and resulting sanctions. One might get an impression that most European politicians are participating in a global show ‘Who will bite Russia the strongest’.” Against this backdrop, Le Pen’s “statement on readiness to recognize Crimea’s reunification with Russia” once again underlines “independence and principles of a real politician,” he added.


“Today, when tensions flare in the world, when interests of some countries are easily sacrificed to interests of other countries, when money cost more and people’s lives, we, as responsible politicians, should strengthen trust and develop human relations. Mutual understanding and respect toward each other are key to prosperity and progress,” Komoyedov concluded.