Today the delegation, which was composed of businessmen from Italy, arrived in Crimea. The representatives of the five Italian regions visit the peninsula at the invitation of the Yalta International Economic Forum. They plan to visit Sevastopol, Simferopol, and Yalta.

According to the delegates, their arrival is a protest against the sanctions. Earlier, the Italian regions (Lombardia Liguria, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Venice), which representatives are in this delegation, have advocated the cancellation of sanctions against Russia. They also called on the public to admit the Crimea a part of Russian Federation.

Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs has sharply reacted to the arrival of Italian businessmen on the territory of the occupied Crimea. But the representatives of the Italian Embassy in Kiev stressed that the Italian government hadn’t been informed about this visit.