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 Italian lawmakers arrived in occupied Crimea despite ban by their government. PHOTO

A large delegation of Italy's regional councils members together with business representatives arrived in Russia-occupied Crimea.

This was announced by RIA Novosti, Censor.NET reports.

"The delegation has arrived in Crimea in full," representative of Yalta International Economic Forum's board Nazarov said.

The Italians arrived in Crimea at night. The official visit will last Oct. 14 through 16. The delegation includes 18 representatives of Italian regions of Veneto, Liguria, Lombardy, Toscana, and Emilia Romagna.

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Italian delegation in Russia-occupied Simferopol. Photo by RIA Novosti

The delegation also includes representatives of big business companies, Nazarov said.

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Regional council lawmaker from the northern Italian region of Veneto Stefano Valdegamberi announced that his country's government earlier banned the delegation's current visit to Crimea.



 
 
 
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