NATO rejects media claims alliance unable of quick deploymentWorld October 21, 13:01
Russia has no doubts Iran observes JCPOA - deputy foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 11:04
Monuments to Soviet troops in PolandWorld October 21, 10:57
Putin and Erdogan give positive assessment to joint efforts in Astana processWorld October 21, 3:03
Privileges to certain languages in Ukraine’s education law to worsen situation — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 21:46
International balance of forces in Syria after Raqqa’s liberation unclear yet — expertMilitary & Defense October 20, 21:05
Russia to resume import of aubergines, pomegranates from Turkey since October 30Business & Economy October 20, 20:18
International station to orbit Moon at 70,000 km distance from EarthScience & Space October 20, 20:09
US indulging in lies to have UN-OPCW mission’s mandate extended — Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 19:31
SIMFEROPOL, March 20. /TASS/. Serbian and Czech lawmakers and politicians who are currently visiting Crimea told TASS on Monday they are not afraid of the sanctions Kiev has imposed on them from today and will pay more visits to the peninsula.
Ukraine’s Security Council has imposed five-year sanctions on five European lawmakers, four Serbians and one Czech national, who arrived on a three-day visit to Crimea on March 19.
"It would be a shame if no sanctions were imposed. So, we are glad and we are not afraid of these sanctions," Aleksandar Seselj, a presidium member of the Serbian Radical Party and the son of its leader Vojislav Seselj, told TASS.
He said he was impressed by the visit to Crimea. "I like people’s attitude to us, I like the situation here. I think I will be glad to come here again," he noted.
Jaroslav Golik, a member of the Czech parliament with the Freedom and Direct Democracy party, said Ukraine’s sanctions were of no surprise to him. "And what? What can I do about it,» he said about his five-year ban on visits to Ukraine. "Of course, I have a lot of friends in Ukraine, but it is what it is. The truth I have come here to learn is very important for me."
On Sunday, a delegation of lawmakers from a number of European countries (the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Montenegro) and from Kyrgyzstan and Brazil arrived on a three-day visit to Crimea.