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SIMFEROPOL, October 27. /TASS/. A delegation of members of Serbian parliament with the leader of the Democratic Party, Sanda Raskovic-Ivic, meets later on Tuesday with fellow-deputies of the Crimean regional legislature, the Russian President's plenipotentiary representative to the Crimean Federal District, Oleg Belaventsev, the Crimean Prime Minister, Sergei Aksyonov, and the chairman of the State Council, Vladimir Konstantinov, a spokesperson for the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative told TASS.
"This is always held on the basis of mutual interestedness," said the Crimean Deputy Prime Minister, Georgy Muradov. "The Serbian side first inquired if were ready to receive them here. We certainly said we were and then sent an official invitation to them. And now they come at the invitation of our authorities."
The delegation includes several Serbian MPs the Vice President of the Democratic Party, Milan Lapcevic, the president of the party's political council Dusan Prorokovic, a member of the political council presidium Dragan Trifkovic, as well as representatives of the Dveri (Doors) patriotic movement Bosko Obradovic, Zoran Radojicic, Jugoslav Kiprianovic, and Sefan Svrkota.
Georgy Muradov said the Serbian politicians would have an opportunity to assess the political, economic, and inter-ethnic situation in the Republic of Crimea and federal city of Sevastopol personally. "I'm confident they'll relate the truth to the people of Serbia, to Serbian society. Because everyone coming here then offer the recounts, which differ totally from what it generally said (about the situation in Crimea TASS) there."
Deputies of the French National Assembly visited Crimea this summer. Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has also made an unofficial trip to the peninsular region.
Members of parliament from Germany, Italy and Switzerland have made known their preparedness to make fact-finding visits to Crimea.