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    Italian parliamentarians are eager to visit Crimea to assess social and economic situation on the peninsula.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Italian parliamentarians plan to visit Moscow and Crimea to see how people live there and to tell the Italians the truth, Italian parliamentarian from the opposition Five Star Movement (M5S) party Manlio Di Stefano told Sputnik on Thursday.

    “The Italian mainstream describes Crimea as a militarized, occupied area. We are going there to see how people live and tell Italians the truth,” Di Stefano said.

    He added that Italy should recognize Crimea as part of Russia out of respect for the people’s self-determination.

    On July 23-24, ten French lawmakers visited the Crimean Peninsula to examine the local political and social situation. They assessed the situation as positive and supported the will of Crimeans to rejoin Russia last year.

    The United States, the European Union and their allies imposed several rounds of economic, financial and technological sanctions on Russia over the Crimean reunification with Russia.

    Montenegro, Albania, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Ukraine joined the Western anti-Russia sanction regime on Thursday.

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