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Ukraine's MFA expresses protest due to Putin’s visit to Crimea

The corresponding note of protest was sent to the Russian Foreign Ministry
15:56, 24 November 2018

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine protests due to the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the annexed Crimea. This is stated in the message of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, as posted on the authority's website.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses a resolute protest in connection with another visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to the territory of Ukraine temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, on November 23, 2018. The visit was not coordinated with Ukraine," the statement reads.

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It is noted that Ukraine considers this visit, like any other so-called trips of Russian officials to the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (Ukraine) not agreed with the Ukrainian side, as a gross violation of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

A corresponding note of protest was sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Earlier it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, November 23, once again visited annexed Crimea. In particular, the Russian president visited Yalta, where he held an "expanded meeting of the state council presidium."

Earlier the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemned another “humanitarian convoy” of Russia, which arrived to the occupied Donbas on November 22. Kateryna Zelenko, the Spokesperson of the Ministry reported on Twitter.

‘We firmly condemn another “humanitarian convoy” of the Russian Federation as a blatant and cynical violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. One more provocation despite the Minsk Agreements,’ reads the message.

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