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Ukraine strongly condemns negotiation between Syria, "Head" of annexed Crimea

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry passed the proper note to the Syrian side
14:51, 18 October 2018

Sergy Aksyonov

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine strongly condemned the negotiations of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and so-called "Head" of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov as the press service of the ministry reported.

October 15-16, the "official delegation" of occupation authority of Crimea headed by Aksyonov stayed in the Syrian Arab Republic upon the invitation of the Syrian Minister of Economic Development and Foreign Trade.

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Particularly, the sides signed the so-called memorandum on the cooperation between "the Council of Ministers" of Crimea and Cabinet of Ministers of Syria in the trade and economic sphere during the visit.

The Foreign Ministry noted that such agreements are a rude violation of the state sovereignty of Ukraine, interference in its internal affairs and violation of the basic rules and principles of international right. Particularly, it concerns the norms and principles set in the UN statute and regulations of the resolutions of the UN General Assembly dated March 27, 2014 #A/RES/68/262, "The territorial integrity of Ukraine" dated December 19, 2016 #A/RES/71/205, "Regulation in the human rights sphere in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (Ukraine) dated December 12, 2017 #A/RES/72/190.

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The ministry noted that the actions of the Syrian side inflict the irreparable damage to the diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the Syrian Arab Republic.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry passed the proper note to the Syrian side.

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As we reported Sergey Aksyonov, so-called "Head of Crimea," appointed by Kremlin, met Bashar al-Assad, the President of Syria on October 16.

Crimea was annexed by Russia by way of the illegal referendum, held at the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier the Russian militaries that stayed there without any marking conquered all strategic military objects and building of the force and state bodies. The results of the referendum were not recognized by Ukraine and the world society. The number of the European and world countries, including Ukraine imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.

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