11:06 GMT24 July 2021
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    French senator Yves Pozzo di Borgo was prompted to remind the president of Bulgaria that Russia is part of Europe.

    Earlier, during a PACE session, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev claimed that Crimea is part of Ukraine, and Ukraine itself is a part of Europe.

    "The Bulgarian president says that Ukraine is a part of Europe. I hope he didn’t forget that Russia is a part of Europe too," di Borgo retorted via Twitter.

    Crimea rejoined Russia in March 2014, after more than 96 percent of voters in a referendum held among the local electorate were cast in favor of seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia.

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    territory, geography, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Rosen Plevneliev, Yves Pozzo di Borgo, Crimea, Russia, Europe
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