MFA Ukraine responds to Medvedev's visit to occupied Crimea, called justification "void"

22:00, 25 July 2016
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has expressed protest in connection with the visit on July 25, 2016 to the territory of Ukraine of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, which had not been agreed with the Ukrainian side.


According to a comment by Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry, provided to UNIAN in connection with Medvedev’s stay on a temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, "Yet another visit by an official of the Russian Federation to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which is an integral part of Ukraine, is an evidence of the continuing disregard by Russia of the UN Charter, Resolution of the UNGA A/RES/68/262 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, the Baku Declaration, the resolutions of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, and other principles and norms of international law"

Read alsoRussia builds drill towers on Ukrainian gas fields in Black Sea (video)The ministry stressed that the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol have been, are and will remain the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.

"This is recognized by the entire civilized world, which gave a proper assessment of the actions of the Russian side and continues to apply the relevant restrictive measures,” the ministry said.

Read alsoRussian occupation authorities ban activists’ rally in Crimea’s Sevastopol“Consequently, the attempts of Russian officials to interpret such "visits" to Ukraine as domestic travel are void," said Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry.

An appropriate note of protest has been sent to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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