Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The deputy chairman of the Libertarian Party UK and Member of the European Parliament, Bill Etheridge was forced to leave the party after it became known that he intends to lead a British politicians and entrepreneurs delegation to the annexed Crimea. 

Etheridge’s actions damage the party’s reputation, its chairman Andrew Withers told the BBC.

“We have sent a compromise agreement for Mr. Etheridge, which presupposed his departure from the party on March 29, 2019. He refused to sign the agreement, but subsequently sent a letter confirming that he would leave the party on March 29,” Withers confirmed to the BBC. 

According to the Libertarian Party’s chairman, the head of the Secretariat, Ethridge Paul Boltwood, who planned to travel to the Crimea, was also expelled from the party. 

Last week, one of the organizers of the Yalta International Economic Forum, Andrey Nazarov, said that British politicians, experts and businessmen are planning to visit the annexed by Russia Crimea. According to Nazarov, in total, the delegation will include about 15 people lead by Bill Ethridge.