Ukraine MFA protests over Putin's visit to occupied Crimea

20:10, 24 June 2017
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Ukraine has expressed its strong protest over another visit of the Russian delegation led by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ukraine's territory temporarily occupied by Russia, namely the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Ukrainian foreign ministry wrote in a comment.

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"The Ukrainian side considers this and such other so-called 'visits' of Russian officials to the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol as a flagrant violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as Russia's cynical and demonstrative disregard for universally recognized norms of international law, including the UN Charter, UN General Assembly resolutions "Territorial Integrity of Ukraine" A/Res/68/262 of March 27, 2014, "The Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol" A/Res/71/205 of December 19, 2016, and obligations under bilateral and multilateral treaties to which Ukraine and Russia are parties," the MFA said.

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According to the Russian media, Putin has arrived today in the temporarily occupied Crimea to visit the Artek International Children's Center. 

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