European Union's Permanent Mission to the OSCE has assured that the EU remains committed to non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea.
EU diplomats noted that at the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, the sixth anniversary was being marked of the illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia.
The delegation says the EU remains committed, "including through restrictive measures", to "non-recognition" of this act, which was "in violation of international law and OSCE commitments.
We mark @OSCE Permanent Council today 6 yrs since #Russia illegally annexed #Crimea. This act which we do NOT & will NOT recognize is violation of intl law & #OSCE commitments. Remain committed to non-recognition policy including through restrictive measures. #CrimeaisUkraine— EU at OSCE 🇪🇺 (@EUOSCE) February 27, 2020
"Human rights situation in Crimea deteriorates since Russia's illegal annexation: systematic repression of those opposing the annexation and restriction on fundamental freedoms and persecution of Crimean Tatars. EU calls for full compliance with international human rights standards," the separate tweet reads.
The tweets were complimented with a "CrimeaisUkraine" hashtag.