Crimea is ready to accept MEPs at the highest level

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in photobacteria the day of state flag of the Russian Federation in Simferopol. 22 Aug 2018Crimea is ready to accept MEPs at the highest level© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

Crimea is ready to receive a delegation of MEPs if they want to visit the Peninsula on a familiarization visit, told RIA Novosti Vice-speaker of the Crimean Parliament Efim Fix.

Earlier, the Russian parliamentarians at the meeting in Brussels, invited the MEPs to visit the Crimea.

«We are ready to receive the delegation at the highest level», — told RIA Novosti Fix.

At the same time Vice-speaker noted that the visit must be in the nature of objectivity and impartiality to the Crimea.

«My personal view is that this visit should be preceded by one condition that they (the members of the delegation — ed.) told the truth about what he saw in the Crimea the citizens of their countries. Only the truth, we don’t need to embellish. Tell the objective truth, how are the Crimeans and then all will be well», — said Vice-speaker.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russian Federation. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»