SEVASTOPOL (Sputnik) — Oleg Belaventsev, Presidential envoy of the Crimean Federal District, who invited Italian lawmakers to meet Crimean Tatars, stated that "Crimean Tatars’ problem does not exist, there are problems of certain odious leaders who are in Ukraine and make problems for the entire multinational Crimea."
The official visit will wrap up on May 16.
"We will meet [them] with pleasure, by the way, this is an issue that must be examined thoroughly. This is our common opinion," delegation member Giulietto Chiesa said.
The European Parliament on Thursday called on the European Union member states to fund Mejlis’ activities outside Russia and impose sanctions on those responsible for banning the organization.