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DHL Express, Adidas and Puma are the German companies illegally operating in the annexed Crimea.

According to the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs of Ukraine, DHL Express has three representative offices in Simferopol, Adidas and Puma has six and one stores respectively.

“In the course of monitoring compliance with the legal regime in the temporarily occupied territory the Ministy found evidence of activities of German companies DHL Express, Adidas AG, Puma SE on the Crimean peninsula,” says the message.

The Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories claimed that the companies that stay in Crimea after the annexation of the peninsula violate the UN resolutions as well as EU sanctions.

“The work of these foreign companies (DHL Express, Adidas AG, Puma SE) in Crimea contradicts the policy of non-recognition provided for the UN General Assembly resolution on territorial integrity of Ukraine number 68/262 of 27 March 2014, and violates the established European Union restrictive measures (sanctions) against the Russion Federation, introduced by decision of the Council of Europe 2014/386 / CFSP of 23 June 2014 concerning restrictive measures in connection with the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol,” the Ministry reported.

Earlier, the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Ukraine informed that 25 cargo infringing ships had docked to the ports of Russian-occupied Crimea within November.

According to the Department, 92 cargo ships had docked to the ports of Kerch, Sevastopol, and Feodosia in total.

QHA