The Deputy Secretary General of the world organization Jan Eliasson discussed with the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Vladimir Elchenko the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the annexed Crimea, the Ukrainian Mission to the United Nations reported on Twitter.
Jan Eliasson said that the Russian leader's visit to the peninsula is illegal. Elchenko, in turn, reported on the buildup of the Russian forces along the border.
Elchenko also drew attention to the buildup of Russian troops along the Russian-Ukrainian border, Crimea, Donbas, reads a statement.
August 19, Putin held a meeting with the Russian Security Council in the Crimea. During the meeting he reminded of the rigged charges against Ukraine accusing it of an attempt to organize terrorist attacks on the peninsula. He also added that “the units of the Ukrainian army tried to break into Crimea."
According to the President of the occupant country, the Ukrainian authorities "escalate the situation" due to the "unwillingness or inability to fulfill Minsk agreements" aimed to resolve the conflict in Donbas.
Today, Putin announced that the former Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov is appointed the Special Representative for Trade and Economic Relations with Ukraine. The Russian President told about it following a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, held in the Crimean airport "Belbek".