February 10, the Central state information Agency of Russia reported that in the Crimea arrived the delegation of the Israeli Parliament headed by the Deputy head of the Commission for education, culture and sport Yaakov Margi. Agency refers to the press service of the head of the Republic Sergey Aksenov.
«I am confident that the contacts of the authorities of the Republic of Crimea with representatives of the legislature of the state of Israel allows Israeli citizens and authorities to form an objective opinion about the processes and events that are happening today in the Crimea, — Aksenov quoted by the press service. — The Jewish community along with other national societies of the Republic, is active, cares about everything that happens on the territory of Crimea, and provides assistance on a number of issues, including alerting the population about the problems facing the Crimean people».
«Contrary to popular overseas opinion that in the Crimea unsafe, Margie came and was convinced of the opposite, seeing everything with your own eyes. I am sure that the people of Israel know the truth — Crimea returned to the Russian Federation in good faith, by the will of Crimeans», — said the head of the Republic.
About the visit of the «Israeli delegation to Crimea» also reported RIA Novosti, citing a quote from the statement of the Deputy Margie reporters: «I feel comfortable after this visit. To see here citizens, go shopping, to see the movement of people, it is clear that people here are relaxed and feel comfortable here».
Representatives from the office of the Deputy’akov Margi confirmed edition NEWSru.co.il, he is currently in Crimea and should be back in Israel tomorrow, February 11.
Commenting on the visit, press service of the Knesset told the editorial NEWSru.co.il: «Member of Knesset Yaakov Margi really is in Russia, but this trip was not an official trip on behalf and by order of the Israeli Parliament».