Ukraine outraged over statement of Syrian official on Crimea

14:40, 24 October 2016
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Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has summoned Charge-d'Affaires ad interim of the Syrian Arab Republic to Ukraine Muhammad Sabah Al-Khadj Bakri regarding the statement of the Syrian Parliament Speaker on Crimea, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa told Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda.

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"On October 20, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Chargé d'Affaires of Syria in Ukraine to express strong protest and receive an explanation over the statements of the Syrian parliament speaker on the issue of Crimea sovereignty," Betsa said.

Read alsoItalian far-right collaborators openly admit breaking law in Russian-occupied Crimea - KHPG"Ukraine notes that this statement is an unfriendly step toward our country which causes deep resentment. It was clearly stated that Crimea was and remains part of Ukraine in accordance with international law. In addition, it is confirmed by UN General Assembly resolution of March 27, 2014 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine," she stressed.

Earlier, Chairman of the Syrian People's Council Khadija Abbas, speaking of Crimea, named it part of Russia.

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