Poland’s MFA: Crimea is “informal zone of anarchy”

Polish diplomats called on Russia to stop occupation of the peninsula

08:39, 20 March 2017

polskatimes.pl

Poland does not recognize Crimea’ annexation and supports territorial integrity of Ukraine in its borders, recognized by the international law. This was announced in the statement by the Foreign Ministry of Poland

“Three years ago Russian Armed Forces started Crimea’s annexation.  The illegal “referendum” was held at the point of a gun and on March 18 it was announced that Crimea became a part of Russian Federation. Poland will not recognize the so-called annexation of Crimea and solidly supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity within its borders recognized by international law,” the statement says.

Polish diplomats called on Russia to stop occupation of the peninsula.

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“Until then, we stand for European Union, USA, Canada and other countries to keep sanctions in response for its illegal actions. Restoring principles that lie in the basis of cooperation in Europe has to be a priority for all the Euro-Atlantic community,” the Foreign Ministry writes.

Poland is very concerned about the situation with human rights in the annexed Crimea, especially those of Crimean Tatars, the statements says.

The Foreign Ministry called this situation a direct threat to the Black Sea region and a favorable condition for the destabilization of the whole Eastern and Southern Europe.

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"The fact that the UN, OSCE and Council of Europe do not have the opportunity to work in the Crimea, resulted in the creation of "informal zones of anarchy” in the heart of Europe," the Polish Foreign Ministry convinces.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine’s Foreign Minister went to Poland with working visit. Pavlo Klimkin is to meet Polish leaders and join the bilateral forum of Ukrainian-Polish partnership

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