French politicians heading for Donetsk to "support Russia army"
A group of French local council members representing the Bouches-du-Rhône department of France flew to Moscow on Thursday, June 22, from where they will head for the occupied city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, according to the online news outlet Europeiska Pravda.
Among the politicians are member of the Vitrolles municipal council who represents the Republicans Christian Borelli; member of the council of the Bouches-du-Rhône from the Debout la France (France Arise) Party Christiane Pujol and her husband; as well as president of the local branch of the National Center of Independents and Peasants of the Bouches-du-Rhône department Hubert Fayard, Europeiska Pravda reported referring to La Provence.
Read alsoOSCE SMM: armed 'DPR' members instructed not to let SMM pass checkpointsOn June 22, they departed from Marseille for Moscow, then they will go to occupied Donetsk. The aim of the visit, according to the French publication, is "to support the Russian army, which is being constantly attacked by Ukraine, despite the Minsk agreements."
The group will stay in Moscow on June 22-24, where they are expected to hold a series of meetings, in particular, with Chairman of the State Duma international affairs committee Leonid Slutsky.
In Donetsk, the French politicians are to meet with leader of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") Alexander Zakharchenko.