A Knesset member from the SHAS party, Yaakov Margi apologized in connection with the visit to the Crimea without the consent of the trip with the authorities of Ukraine. He lamented the actions of the Russian propagandists, who used his visit for their own purposes.
Yaakov Margi told «Maariv» that, although he knew about «the controversial status of Crimea, seized by Russia,» did not fully realize the complexity of the situation and had no idea that his visit would provoke such a scandal and complicate the Israeli-Ukrainian relations. He stressed that if they knew about the consequences, we would not have gone to the Crimea.
The MP reiterated that went on a private visit at the invitation of the Sevastopol Jewish community, asking for his support in saving the school building. Margie noted that the host asked him to make a courtesy visit to the head of the Crimean administration Sergei Aksionov.
Yaakov Margi noted that during the visit in the office were set the flags of Russia, Israel and Crimea, and the meeting was used by Russian propaganda for their own purposes.
We will remind, the Ukrainian Embassy in tel Aviv expressed strong protest in connection with the trip of ya’akov Margi in Crimea and warned that weighed legal action against the parliamentarian.