11 Ministers of Foreign Affairs from different countries made a common claim on non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. The Guardian reports this.
“The illegal annexation of Crimea – an act condemned by the international community – has jeopardized the international rules-based system. The illegitimate “referendum” in Crimea on 16 March 2014 was judged illegal and invalid by the international community”, - the report said.
According to the report, the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission and other international organizations have reported grave human rights violations in Crimea against the Crimean Tatar ethnic minority, ethnic Ukrainians, and civil society activists.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs from 11 countries pointed out that sentence by the Russian court the director Oleg Sentsov “has become a symbol of the struggle for the release of political prisoners held in Russia and around the world.
President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the decision of the heads of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs on non-recognition of the Crimean annexation.