Ukraine initiates criminal proceedings against the French deputies visited Crimea

French deputies in Crimea

The Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has opened criminal proceedings for violation of entry procedures into the territory of the occupied Crimea by a group of French deputies. This was stated by People’s Deputy of Ukraine Georgy Logvinsky.

“It means up to eight years of possible deprivation of freedom in Ukraine, and the most important is a very real loss of parliamentary mandate in France. That is the price, I hope, French Deputy Thierry Mariani and his colleagues will pay for the visit to Crimea. Following my petition the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has opened criminal proceedings for violation of entry procedures into the temporarily occupied territory,” wrote Logvinsky in Facebook.

“Moreover, Mariani said at the press-conference in Moscow that Crimea would be recognized as part of Russia, and the sanctions would be lifted before the end of 2017. And the question from journalists about how much he had been paid by Russia for such a visit made him mad. But the deputies did not take into account that our response would be tough,” wrote Logvinsky.

As a reminder, a delegation of French parliamentarians led by Deputy of the National Assembly, former Transport Minister of France Thierry Mariani visited Crimea on a three-day visit in late July. During the visit, the members of the delegation made a number of statements in sync with the thesis of Kremlin propaganda on Crimea.

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