On Friday, August 4, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived to the annexed Crimea in Feodosia where held a meeting on the industrial potential of the Crimea and Sevastopol.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine declares the inadmissibility of uncoordinated visits by the Russian delegation led by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to the occupied Crimea and sent a note of protest to the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with such a trip on August 4, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry informs.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly protests in connection with another visit of the Russian delegation, headed by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation D. Medvedev to the territory of Ukraine temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation - the Autonomous Republic of Crimea - on August 4, 2017, which was not coordinated with Ukraine. (...) A corresponding note of protest was sent to the Russian Foreign Ministry," the Foreign Ministry stated.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has repeatedly pointed out the inadmissibility of unauthorized visits of Russian officials to the sovereign territory of the Ukrainian state in its internationally recognized borders, which includes the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
“The Ukrainian side considers this visit and other so-called "trips" of Russian officials to the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as a grave violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, cynical and demonstrative disregard of universally recognized norms of international law by the Russian side, including the Charter UN resolutions, United Nations General Assembly resolutions "Territorial integrity of Ukraine" A / Res / 68/262 of March 27, 2014, "The state of human rights in A A / Res / 71/205 of 19 December 2016, as well as obligations under bilateral and multilateral treaties to which Ukraine and Russia are parties," the commentary says.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine assigns responsibility for these and other violations to the Russian Federation as an occupying state in accordance with the norms of international law, to its officials, as well as illegal so-called "Crimean authorities" and their representatives who make illegal decisions and commit unlawful acts.