Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovakian Parliament stated that visits of certain MPs to Crimea does not mean the automatic recognition of annexation by Russia, or any attempt to legitimize the occupation of the peninsula.
Ukraine's embassy in Slovakia spread the statement released by the Committee on Thursday.
'Since the Republic of Slovakia still considers Crimea territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, the Foreign Affairs Committee rejects any manifestations of legitimation of occupation and annexation of Crimea, when it comes to constitutional subjects visiting the peninsula', reads the message.
The committee reiterates that Slovakia does not recognize the results of the illegal referendum in Crimea in March 2014.
On August 1, 2018, ten Slovakian MPs came to the annexed Crimea with a business visit. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry warned them that such actions are considered a violation of the Ukrainian law.