Ukrainian MFA sent protest note after Russiam Defense Minister's visit to Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

His stay in Crimea "is a blatant disregard of state sovereignty of Ukraine by the Russian authorities "
17:00, 10 September 2016

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UKraine has sent a note of protest to Russia in connection with another inconsistent with the Ukrainian side stay on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea of Russian Federation Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. It was  reported by MFA press service.

"It is noted that the presence of Shoigu on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol is the blatant disregard of the state sovereignty of Ukraine by the Russian authorities, the evidence of the violation of the UN Charter, the principles and norms of international law by the Russian Federation, a conscious disregard of international obligations by the country", - said in the message.

It is also stressed that the responsibility for these and other violations rests with the Russian Federation as an occupying state in accordance with international law, its officers, as well as illegal "bodies of Crimean authorities" and their representatives who take illegal decisions and commit illegal acts.

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