KYIV (QHA) -

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed protest in connection with the visit of the Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Crimea, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry press service reported.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its resolute protest in connection with uncoordinated visit of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Medvedev on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine - the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol on July 28-29, 2018,” the department stated.

The Foreign Ministry noted that Medvedev's visit to Crimea was a flagrant violation of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

“Dmitry Medvedev's stay on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is a flagrant violation of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the cynical and demonstrative neglect by the Russian side of universally recognized norms of international law, obligations under bilateral and multilateral treaties to which Ukraine and Russia are parties.”

Reference: On July 28-29, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the occupied Sevastopol, where he held a military parade dedicated to the Day of the Russian Navy.

Dmitry Medvedev described the situation with additional education in the Russia-occupied Crimea as "deplorable". He pointed to under-funding, infrastructure depreciation, and poor educational facilities.

QHA