International experts, including five French members of the European Parliament, visited polling stations in the Crimea and familiarized with the process of voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, told RIA Novosti the head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament's public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel.
The delegation of the European politicians and experts is in the Crimea on a working visit. The delegation consisted of nine people, including five French members of the European Parliament.
The delegation of French deputies of the European Parliament, will visit Crimea on a three-day visit, told RIA Novosti the head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament's public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel.
According to him, will lead the delegation, MEP, member of the Committee on foreign Affairs, President of the Association "Franco-Russian dialogue" Thierry Mariani.
The head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament's public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel stated that to create any international platform to discuss the status of the Crimean Peninsula is meaningless, since this question is closed once and for all.
Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian government supports the modernization of the dialogue with Russia on settlement of the conflict in the Donbas with the support of international partners and the creation of a separate platform on the question of the "return" of the Crimea. This is stated in the programme of activities of the Cabinet of Ministers, the draft of which was sent for approval to the Verkhovna Rada.
The head of the Crimean German national-cultural autonomy Yuri HEMPEL said that the community is ready to send to the Ambassador of Ukraine in Germany Andrey Melnik drawer Crimean wine to relieve his grief from losing a bet on the return of the Peninsula under Ukrainian jurisdiction.
The Ambassador of Ukraine in Germany Andrey Melnik told the Ukrainian media that suggested the ex-Chancellor of Germany Gerhard schröder to bet on the return of Kyiv to the Crimea. According to him, in case of loss, he is ready to give a bottle of Massandra wine 1975. Earlier, Schroeder in an interview with Tagesspiegel expressed the opinion that no Russian President will never give the Crimea to Ukraine. The former Chancellor also called for the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the EU in 2014, and stressed that cooperation with Moscow is particularly necessary in the current economic situation.
The head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament's public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel stated that German Chancellor Angela Merkel, by refusing to recognize the Russian status of Crimea, does not see the obvious.
Earlier, Merkel said that Russia has created a zone of unresolved conflicts, as well as "annexed in violation of international law, the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea".