Censor.NET reports citing a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France regarding visit by French parliamentarians to occupied Crimea.
The statement reads: "Calling borders into question is contrary to international law. That is why the international community, the EU, and France do not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea.
"This clear position is in no way contradicted by any visit or statement that does not emanate from the French authorities.
"When it comes to a subject that is so extremely important for Europe's security and stability, a sense of responsibility must prevail," the Foreign Ministry stressed.
As reported, the French lawmakers headed by Thierry Mariani visited Crimea July 29-31.
Earlier, French Foreign Ministry called the intention of French MPs to visit occupied Crimea "illegal initiative" which had nothing to do with the position of the ministry, the European Union, and the entire international community.
French Foreign Ministry and the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine previously condemned a visit to annexed Crimea by several French lawmakers headed by Thierry Mariani late July 2015.
Last year's French delegation mainly consisted of deputies representing Republicans, the party of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
SBU banned entry to Ukraine for all French MPs who had visited Crimea. This year's French delegation consisted of six lawmakers who had not traveled to Crimea last year.
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