President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite commented on the third anniversary of the Russian annexation of Crimea on her Twitter page. She has once again stressed that the peninsula is part of Ukraine.
“Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away.
Crimea is Ukraine," Grybauskaite wrote.
Russian Federation occupied the Crimea in February-March 2014, calling the rigged referendum of March 16 "the will of Crimeans to join Russia." Most of the world's countries did not recognize Crimea as Russian territory and imposed a series of economic sanctions against Russian Federation. For Ukraine, the Crimea remains a temporarily occupied territory.