Member of the Norwegian delegation said that he received honest information about the Crimea

© Photo : ICC «Artek», the Delegation of Norway during a visit to Crimea. Archive photoMember of the Norwegian delegation said that he received honest information about the Crimea© Photo : ICC «Artek»

One of the members of the Norwegian delegation, in the Crimea, Professor of medicine Mons Lee said he was taught «the most honest» information about the situation on the Peninsula and was impressed with how Crimeans managed to peacefully solve all their political problems.

The delegation from Norway is in the Crimea on a six day visit. In its programme of meetings and visits in the regions of the Peninsula. The visit will last until October 6. The delegation includes community members, representatives of academia, the agricultural sector and entrepreneurs.

«I came to Crimea to get information about what is actually happening in Crimea. During the visits I felt that I was given the most honest information. I am impressed with how Crimea was able to peacefully resolve their political problems,» Li told reporters.

He stressed that he witnessed the sincere desire of the Crimean people to live in the Russian Federation. «The form in which they expressed their desire in a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere, for me, is an example for the rest of the world. I was very inspired all what I saw here and I am sure that I will be part of the fight against sanctions against the Crimea», — said Lee.

Other members of the delegation also appreciated the visit to the Crimea and expressed the desire to come again on the Peninsula, as it was convinced that the region is safe and the many opportunities for tourism and recreation.

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.»