Netherlands Firmly Supports Sanctions Against Russia for Violation of International Law
Netherlands intends to continue putting pressure on Russia over annexation of Crimea according to the Ambassador of Netherlands to Ukraine Jennes de Mol.
“The Netherlands does not recognize the annexation of Crimea and considers it to be a violation of international law. We will support the current sanctions until the violation stops and the Minsk agreements are fully implemented. Through our Human Rights Fund we support lawyers, civic activists and families of political prisoners on the ground, and we will continue putting international pressure on Russia, according to our policy,” Ambassador said during a meeting with Anton Korynevych, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the situation of Crimea’s indigenous people – Crimean Tatars, violations of human rights in the peninsula, sanctions, non-recognition policy, religious freedoms and threats to the environment in Crimea.