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"Today, on the day of the visit we received a note prohibiting any Turkish vessels to visit the occupied Crimea. This is a very powerful signal," he said.

The Head of Ukrainian Government thanked Turkey for the strong support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and independence.

He also emphasized the peculiar role Turkey plays in supporting Crimean Tatars.

"Your stance in relation to Crimean Tatars is very important for us, and your desire to support under such difficult conditions is the evidence of high degree of friendliness between our countries", he stressed.

Read alsoUkraine, Turkey sign deal allowing mutual travel with plastic ID cards Prime Minister Binali Yildirim pledged Turkey’s support for Ukraine and its territorial integrity, as well as strong condemnation of the illegal annexation of Crimea.

Mr Yildirim commended the efforts of the Ukrainian Government aimed at the solution of problems of Crimean Tatar people.