April 7, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with a delegation of French deputies headed by Valeria Fort-Munteanu, Chairman of the France-Ukraine friendship group of the French National Assembly, on which he called on parliamentarians not to contact the Crimea's occupation authorities, according to the press service of the Head of state.

“The president urged parliamentarians to take an active stance with the aim of preventing any contacts with the occupation authorities in the Crimea,” reads the message.

The press service noted that Poroshenko thanked the French delegation for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Earlier, the United States included 38 Russian businessmen, officials and companies in the sanctions list.

US Senator Robert Portman said that the United States of America will continue to impose sanctions against Russia until the Crimea returns to Ukraine