- Candidate to EU Parliament Mariani Hopes to Meet With Putin as Such Opportunity Emerged
Candidate To EU Parliament Mariani Hopes To Meet With Putin As Such Opportunity Emerged
Umer Jamshaid 4 days ago Sat 16th March 2019 | 07:02 PM
Thierry Mariani, a candidate in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament and the co-president of the Franco-Russian Dialogue Association, expressed hope on Saturday that he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as such an opportunity had emerged
Perhaps we will be able to meet with him, we need to work this out," Mariani said.
Crimea rejoined Russia in 2014, when 97 percent of those who participated in the referendum on the matter supported the reunification. The reunification was not recognized by Ukraine or Western states, which subsequently imposed economic and political sanctions on Moscow. Russia has repeatedly stated that the referendum was conducted in compliance with international law.