On Thursday, the representatives of the Italian regions: Liguria, Veneto, Lombardy, Tuscany, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna are flying to the Crimea. These areas of Italy in the spring of 2016 recognized Kazakhstan a part of Russia, announced about the legality of the Crimean referendum, and called for the abolition of sanctions against Russia. A chain reaction went from Veneto. The chapters in this region have complained of huge losses from declining exports to Russia.
During a three-day visit to the Republic of Crimea, the Europeans will meet with the Crimean businessmen, statesmen, and visit the main attraction of the Peninsula — the Livadia Palace.
On Friday and Saturday Italians waiting for a full program. They will show the key cities of Crimea: Yalta, Simferopol and Sevastopol. One of them held a meeting with the head of the Republic Sergey Aksenov, the acting Governor of Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov, Chairman of the state Council Vladimir Konstantinov and the speaker of the legislative Assembly sevastopolskoe Catherine Altybaeva. With the Crimean leadership, the Europeans will discuss the implications of sanctions that have harmed both sides. A Memorandum was signed on the twinning of the cities of the Veneto region — Padua and the capital of Crimea Simferopol.. Italian politician Stefano Valdegamberi dubbed the visit of the delegation a political gesture that will show the world community the necessity of lifting anti-Russian sanctions.
In the European delegation of 18 people includes politicians and representatives of business: water treatment and metalloproizvoditeli, agriculture, food and wine industry. Likely, businessmen will visit the “Massandra”, the Crimean winery. They say that there is already a project to create a joint Russian-Italian production. Therefore, the European delegation representatives of the 3 wineries of Italy.
However, the trip could not take place. Diplomats of Ukraine sent a letter to members of the Italian delegation with threats. Policies of the Veneto region said that the warning was sent to the governors of those regions whose representatives had planned a trip to the Crimea. Ukraine threatened the Italians that against them can be prosecuted on nezakonnym stay in the Crimea.
In 2015 the Peninsula arrived eleven members of the French opposition parties. Then they “talked to the people and the authorities in Crimea” despite the official condemnation of Paris and Kiev. And in the summer the French delegation even visited the naval parade of black sea fleet in Sevastopol.