Crimea will be visited by a delegation of deputies from three German regions

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotoreceptori. Crimea. Archive photoCrimea will be visited by a delegation of deputies from three German regions© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

Crimea with official visit the delegation of the three land parliaments of Germany, plans to discuss the lifting of sanctions and recognition of Russian status of the Crimean Peninsula, told RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of Committee of the Crimean Parliament for interethnic relations, the head of the German national-cultural autonomy Yuri HEMPEL.

«We have from 3 to 9 February for the first time, the delegation of deputies of the regional level of the party «Alternative for Germany». The level of these deputies is quite high. This is a serious delegation, given that their party has many seats in the Bundestag. We have moved beyond public diplomacy, as coming to us already parliamentary delegation. This is a landmark event,» said HEMPEL RIA Novosti.

A spokesman said that the delegation consists of deputies of regional parliaments of three countries: Berlin, Brandenburg and Rhine-Westphalia.

«We have already discussed examples of questions that they would like to discuss with the head of the Parliament and head of the Republic. These questions relate to the lifting of sanctions with the Russian Federation, recognition of the Crimea, development of partnership relations,» said HEMPEL.

According to him, the German delegation will be able to see the achievements of the Crimea in recent years, including the construction of a new terminal of international airport «Simferopol».

In addition, the program of the visit includes meetings with the representatives of national-cultural unions of the Republic, visiting and laying flowers at the monuments of the war, acquaintance with the tourist attractions of the Peninsula and farms.

«The program is extensive. There is a party discipline, and the decision to come to the Crimea they have been discussed at the highest party level. After this the delegation to the we are planning to come to the deputies of the Bundestag from the party «Alternative for Germany», — said HEMPEL.

In Germany, the 24 September elections in the Bundestag. Right-wing party «Alternative for Germany» was held in the German Parliament with 12.6% and immediately became the third political force.

Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine and around the Crimea. The West is accusing Russia of meddling, have imposed sanctions, Moscow responded, took a course on import substitution and has repeatedly said that talking with her in language of sanctions counterproductive. Russia has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine and the subject of the Minsk agreements on the settlement. Lately in the EU clearly there are opinions on necessity of cancellation of sanctions against Russia.