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MOSCOW, July 28. / TASS /. The movement to lift anti-Russian sanctions will continue to grow in Europe, as can be seen by EU parliaments’ resolutions. That view was expressed today by French National Assembly Member and Co-Chairman of the Association for Franco-Russian Dialogue, Thierry Mariani, following a meeting with the State Duma Chairman, Sergei Naryshkin.
"If nothing is done, you can live with these sanctions for another ten years ... ", he said. "But the French parliament has laid the foundation and opened the way [by adopting a resolution in favor of abolishing the anti-Russian sanctions]. I know that the other parliaments support this initiative", the French MP stated.
Mariani added that, in his opinion, Europeans’ attitude towards the sanctions and the conflict in Ukraine is gradually changing. "French voters are beginning to think and to ask ourselves very right questions", he noted.
From July 29 to 31, a group of French parliamentarians, headed by Thierry Mariani will visit the Crimea, where they will meet with local authorities, residents and the Black Sea Fleet Commander, Admiral Alexander Vitko. Moreover, the visitors will take part in the celebration of the Russian Navy in Sevastopol.