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The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine has expressed protest to Russia in connection with the uncoordinated with Ukraine visit of the Russian delegation and Russian President Vladimir Putin in occupied Crimea. About it reports a press-Department service.
According to the report, Ukraine considers this visit and other visits to the territory of the occupied Crimea, a flagrant violation of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and also neglect the Russian side of international law.
“The Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol is and will remain an integral part of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders”, – stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.
In Crimea completed campaign of Putin.
President Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the Munich security conference, urged European partners not to recognize the Russian elections in Crimea.
Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016-m to year the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.
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