The Foreign and Commonwealth Office commented on the third anniversary of the Russian annexation of Crimea, confirming support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and noting the need to return its occupied territories. Corresponding message was posted on the official Twitter page of the department.
“3 years after Russia illegally annexed Crimea, the UK remains steadfast that Crimea is Ukraine and must be returned”
Earlier, March 14, the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK asked a member of the House of Lords Richard Balfe with the question of whether he had called the occupied Crimea a part of Russia in an interview with the Russian press. Ukrainian diplomats reminded that the whole civilized world recognized the annexation of Crimea illegal, noting violations of human rights by Russians in the occupied Crimea. The military aggression of Russia against Ukraine is a gross violation of international law.