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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has branded "political schizophrenia" the intentions by Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak to enter Crimea via mainland Ukraine in order to campaign across the peninsula.

"I'm being asked about Sobchak and the occupied Crimea, as if there are no other topics. Adhering to the Ukrainian legislation to enter the occupied Crimea is certainly a positive thing, but ensuring a legal entry to conduct an illegitimate campaign ahead of the illegitimate elections in the occupied territory is real schizophrenia," he wrote on Twitter.

Read alsoSobchak says civil war to start in Russia if Crimea returned to Ukraine"And in order to communicate with the Crimean Tatars, she should come to Kyiv and meet with the Mejlis, which is recognized throughout the world but banned in the occupied Crimea. I hope Ms. Sobchak takes the side of the civilized world," the minister added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak said she had applied to the Ukrainian embassy for permission to visit Crimea. At the same time, the Ukrainian embassy refuted reports Sobchak had submitted such a request.