Dmitry Polyansky, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to UN claimed that the peninsula was the abandoned territory before the annexation by Russia during the session of the UN Security Council where the situation in occupied Crimea before Russia's presidential election was discussed.
'It is possible to talk about the occupation of Crimea as much as you want, but it does not exist', the Russian representative claimed. According to him, the discussion is not about Crimea in this situation but about Russia because 'it is a tendency of the recent days'.
He called persons who spoke earlier 'armchair diplomats' – 'it is the people who do not know the issue but become the experts'.
As we reported Ukraine urged to extend the international sanctions against Russia due to the situation in annexed Crimea at the UNSC.
Crimea was annexed by Russia by way of the illegal referendum that was held at the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier the Russian militaries that stayed there without any marking conquered all strategic military objects and building of the force and state bodies. The results of the referendum were not recognized by Ukraine and the world society. The number of the European and world countries, including Ukraine imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.