President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin called the accusations of Russia of the occupation of Donbas to be nonsense as the Russian mass media reported.
“We are accused that we occupy Donbas. It is complete nonsense and lie,” Putin said.
Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. Crimea is announced to be temporary occupied territory.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced February 20, 2014, to be the year of the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. On October 2015, then President Petro Poroshenko signed the proper law.
The international organization recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and condemned the actions of Russia. West imposed the number of sanctions against Russia.
Russia denies the occupation of the peninsula and calls it “the restoration of the historical justice”.
Earlier the government of the Russian Federation limited access to the information on the branches of the companies in annexed Crimea.