Swiss authorities refused in the issuance of a visa for so-called “deputy minister of education, science and youth” of Crimean occupation authority Ajder Ablyatipov. The press office of Russian MFA reported.
‘We are disappointed by the decision of Swiss authorities to refuse the issuance of the visa in Moscow to Ablyatipov, deputy minister of education, science, and youth of the Republic of Crimea,’ reads the message.
The Russian MFA advised that Ablyatipov was going to participate in the 39th session of the UN Council for Human Rights in Geneva.
Also, the Ministry expressed regret that Switzerland didn’t listen to the appeals of Russia and deprived its representative of a right to deliver the real picture of the situation on the Crimean peninsula.
Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. Crimea is announced as a temporarily occupied territory. The Ukrainian Parliament announced the date of February 20, 2014, as a beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. On October 7, 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a relevant act. International organizations recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea illegal and condemned Russia’s acts. Western countries introduced the number of economic sanctions. The Russian Federation denies the occupation of the peninsula and calls it “restore of historical justice”.