The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemned the holding of a naval parade of units of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in occupied Crimea. The ministry believes that this is a violation of international law, numerous resolutions of the UN General Assembly, and Ukrainian legislation. The press service of the Foreign Ministry reported.
The "cynical organization of the "parade" of the occupation fleet is yet another illustration of Russia's deliberate steps towards the escalation of tensions in Ukrainian-Russian relations. Ukraine condemns the illegal demonstration by the Russian Federation of its "military power," as well as the actions with the further militarization of the territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation and the city of Sevastopol, which poses a significant threat to regional security," the message reads.
Ukraine demands from the Russian Federation to immediately take measures to de-occupy part of the territories of Ukraine. A note of protest was sent to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
As we reported before, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, during which the parties discussed the implementation of agreements reached during the Normandy Summit on December 9, 2019, in Paris.