The annexation of Crimea is illegal, Russian authorities are guilty of human rights violation in Crimea, Ukraine impedes “the only Russian politician, who supports its national sovereignty, visit the state under the law”. Ksenia Sobchak, the candidate for Russian presidential election, wrote this on Instagram.
She stressed that she applied with the request letter to Ukraine’s Border Guard Service asking to visit Crimea.
“I mentioned in the letter, that my visit has nothing to do with the campaign. I do not conduct any election campaign in Crimea, neither do I have any campaign materials there,” Sobchak wrote.
Klimkin called her request for “legal entry, followed by an illegitimate campaigning, held in the occupied territory is clearly a case of schizophrenia, of a political sort”. Sobchak said that his reply is “strange”.
“Ukrainian authorities impeded the only Russian politician, who supports its national sovereignty, visit the state under the law. So who actually benefits from Crimean’s occupation and war in Donbas, who acts for the benefit of Putin, LNR and DNR (Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic, - ed.)? Who has schizophrenia?” she wrote.
Previously, Ksenia Sobchak said she sent Ukraine's embassy a request to enter Crimea from the territory of the mainland Ukraine, which meets the demands of the Ukrainian law. Later, the Ukrainian embassy in Russia denied this piece of information.
Speaker of the State Border Service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan said that if Sobchak appears on the Ukrainian border, State Border Service "will carry out a set of measures to verify the possible violation of its Ukrainian legislation”.