Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, speaking in Brussels March 17, described Russia's actions in Crimea as an "anschluss," referring to Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938.
"We have an 'anschluss' of Crimea which cannot go unanswered by the international community. The referendum was neither constitutional, nor legal and the choice of Crimea will not be recognized by the international community and this means that the EU will do what it said it will."
To recall, International community does not recognize the validity of results of the so-called referendum.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga noted "the referendum is invalid, and Japan does not recognize its results", according to Japanese media.
“The referendum is contrary to the Constitution of Ukraine and is a result of the military aggression. Holding of the referendum was not recognized, as well as its results,” Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans noted.
“Germany does not recognize the results of this referendum,”- Spokesperson of the German government Steffen Seibert has stressed.
Note: The Anschluss ,also known as the Anschluss Österreichs, is the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938.
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