In Crimea responded to the offer of Berlin on the Kerch Strait

In Crimea responded to the offer of Berlin on the Kerch Strait

SIMFEROPOL, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. The arrival of German and French experts to assess the situation in the Kerch Strait will confirm the strict observance by Russia of all international shipping regulations, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Committee of the Parliament of Crimea for interethnic relations Yuri HEMPEL.


He was commenting on reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to send in the Kerch Strait European experts.

“Crimea has nothing to hide. We are open, including on the situation around the Kerch Strait. The proposal, which came from Angela Merkel, is quite reasonable and correct, if the German and French sides are prepared to engage in constructive dialogue and to give an objective evaluation of everything that is happening in the Kerch Strait,” said HEMPEL RIA Novosti.

According to him, the Kerch Strait could visit and Ukrainian experts, however, have no confidence in their objectivity and impartiality.

“We have repeatedly seen that the President and his team are committed to constructive process,” — said HEMPEL.