“The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine expresses the strong protest due to the illegal and not agreed with Ukraine visit of the ambassador of Nicaragua in the Russian Federation Alba Azucena Torres to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine to hand consular patent to so-called honorary consul of Nicaragua in Russia with the residency in Simferopol Oleg Belaventsev,” the message said.
The illegal handing over of the consular patent is a major violation of the legislation of Ukraine and international law, particularly the resolutions of the UN General Assembly. The Foreign Ministry stated that such actions are considered a directly unfriendly step from the side of Nicaragua toward Ukraine that facilitates the aggression of Russia and its attempt of the annexation of an integral part of Ukraine such as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
The ministry assured that they warned Nicaragua repeatedly about the inadmissibility of actions that violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. After such actions, Ukraine will prepare a set of sanctions against Nicaragua.
“The Ukrainian side has started the process of the applying of the sanction measures in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine and it will assume all necessary actions provided by the laws of Ukraine and norms of international law to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state,” the ministry assured.
As we reported, Panama’s Foreign Ministry will monitor the situation with the entry of ships under the Panamanian flag into the ports of the Russia-occupied Crimea.