Ankara continues to condemn Russia's occupation of Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey said that Turkish Parliament's position regarding support for Ukraine's territorial integrity is unshakable
15:34, 21 November 2016

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy met with Vice-Speaker of the Turkish Parliament - the Grand National Assembly, Ahmet Aydin during his visit to Turkey. It is reported by the press service of the Verkhovna Rada.

It is noted that the speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament thanked the Turkish side for the consistent position regarding the recognition and condemnation of Russian aggression and occupation of the Crimea and the Donbas region, as well as non-recognition of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation (RF), carried out by Russian invaders in the Crimea. In addition, during the conversation Parubiy called for the need to deepen economic and interparliamentary ties with Turkey.

Aydin, in turn, noted that the position of the Turkish Parliament on support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine is unwavering.

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"We will continue to actively talk about the occupation of the Crimea, conducting illegitimate elections in the Crimea and the criminal prohibition of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people at the international level", said the Deputy Head of the Grand National Assembly.

Parubiy stressed that only the proclamation of Ukraine's independence has enabled the Crimean Tatars to return to their native peninsula from deportation.

"And today again the Russian invader makes this long-suffering people to leave their homes", the Speaker said.

Aydin also noted that, according to him, signing of an agreement on free trade zone between Turkey and Ukraine will increase the inflow of Turkish investments in Ukraine's economy.

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