KYIV (QHA) -

Great Britain, Germany, Poland supported the declaration of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the non-recognition of the annexation of the Crimea.

The British government noted that the country "echoes the United States’ firm statement of opposition to Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea".

“The UK position is clear: we condemn Russia’s continued breach of international law; Crimea is Ukrainian territory. We remain fully committed to upholding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders," reads the statement on the UK Government.

The representation of Theresa May stressed deep concern about the situation with violation of human rights on the annexed peninsula and called on the Russian Federation to release all Ukrainian political prisoners held in Crimea and in Russia, and to allow unrestrained access for international human rights monitoring bodies to the peninsula.

Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas stated that annexation violates international law.

"The annexation was a breach of international law. We will continue to make this clear. We will refuse to return to business as usual, how ever much time may pass," Maas states as cited by German Foreign Office on Twitter.

The Polish Foreign Ministry reminded of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. Poland stated that it would maintain its position of not recognizing annexation until the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called on friends and partners of Ukraine to support the declaration of Mike Pompeo in the Crimea.

Reference: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement entitled "Crimean Declaration" stressed that the United States will support the policy of not recognizing the annexation of Crimea by Russia until the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity. The US Secretary of State urged Russia to end the occupation.

QHA reported that the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev held a meeting with the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. The parties discussed the declaration of Mike Pompeo. Mustafa Dzhemilev spoke about the violation of human rights on the annexed peninsula and called on the international community to "do more."

Source: Krym.Realii

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