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The Foreign Ministry of Norway supported the declaration of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the non-recognition of the annexation of the Crimea. The department made a corresponding statement on Twitter.

The Foreign Ministry of Norway noted that it is necessary to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

“Norway welcomes and supports statement by Pompeo, reaffirming US stance against Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. International law must be upheld, Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected," it was informed.

Earlier, Mike Pompeo in a statement entitled "Crimea 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.

Later, Great Britain, Germany, Poland supported the declaration of Pompeo. The European Union also expressed support for the US position on the non-recognition of the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea.

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