The delegation of 12 French National Assembly and Senate members will visit Crimea on July 28-August 1, told French parliament Foreign Affairs Committee member Thierry Mariani, who will lead the delegation.
The French delegation’s visit will take place during the Navy Day in Russia celebrated in 2016 on July 31.
“I usually keep my promises, and that is why we are going back to Crimea. On July 28-August 1, we are planning to visit three cities of the Black Sea peninsula such as Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta. The Russian Navy Day we will spend in Sevastopol,” Mariani said.
“During this trip we are going to meet with the Crimean Tatars and talk to them about their rights and freedoms,” the lawmakers said, commenting on the resolution on the violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Crimea and violations of Crimean Tatars’ rights, included in the final Tbilisi Declaration of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) adopted on Tuesday.