The visit of the President of Russia to the annexed Crimea is a transgression of the international law. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed this during the joint briefing with President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska.
‘Certainly, we consider the actions of the Russian President as a blatant violation of the international law. I want to note so that they hear us in Russia: Crimea won’t be a part of Russia. Crimea belongs to Ukraine, always was and will always be. In this case, the actions of the Russian leadership shows a total disregard for the international law,’ Poroshenko added.
As it was reported earlier, President of Russia Vladimir Putin once more visited the annexed Crimea on November 25. In particular, the President visited Yalta where he conducted “An expended meeting of the Presidium of the State Council”.
Crimea was annexed by Russia by way of the illegal referendum that was held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.
On October 7, 2015, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the relevant law. International organizations recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea illegal and condemned Russia's actions. Western countries have introduced a series of economic sanctions. Russia denied the occupation of the peninsula and calls it a "restoration of historical justice."