The Russian Federation blocks all attempts of the international organization to visit occupied Crimea and hold a monitoring there as Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Serhy Kyslytsia reported on Facebook.
"The Russian Federation continues to block all attempts of the international organizations, including the UN, the Council of Europe, UNESCO and OSCE to use the invitation of Ukraine and implement the decision of the governing bodies of these structures on the monitoring of occupied Crimea. Instead, Moscow cynically claims that it is open for the visits of Crimea as a part of Russia," Kyslytsia said.
According to him, such a position cannot be accepted by Ukraine and the international organization that should be guided by the norms of the international law and their own decisions made with the observance of these norms.
"The occupants should return to the compliance of the norms of the international law and international organization should strengthen the careful and persistent execution of the decisions in the occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea, particularly, using the current invitations. The Foreign Ministry stays open for the discussions with the representatives of the international organizations of all details of the visits to occupied Crimea," he added.
As we reported President Poroshenko ordered the Foreign Ministry to enhance the work on strengthening of sanctions against Russia, individuals and legal entities involved in the annexation of Crimea. Moreover, Poroshenko welcomed the EU decision to extend the sanctions against the Russian companies that participated in the construction of Kerch Strait Bridge.