The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine summoned the charges d’affaires of Syria to protest and demand an explanation for recognition by Damascus of the Crimea part of Russia. On Monday, October 24, told the newspaper “Ukrainian truth” and radio “Freedom” the official representative of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry Marian Betz.

“On 20 October, the foreign Ministry summoned the charges d’affaires of Syria to Ukraine to Express a strong protest and an explanation about the statements of the speaker of the Syrian Parliament on the issue of ownership of the Crimea”, – said Betz.

“Ukraine noted that such a statement is an unfriendly step towards our country and causes deep resentment. It was clearly observed that the Crimea was, is and remains a part of Ukraine in accordance with international law. In addition, this is confirmed by UN General Assembly resolution of 27 March 2014 on territorial integrity of Ukraine”, – said the representative of the foreign Ministry.

Wednesday, October 19, the Agency Sputnik has published the statement of the Chairman of the Parliament (people’s Council of Syria) Khadii Abbas on recognition of Crimea an “integral part” of Russia. “In connection with the events that unfolded after the collapse of the Soviet Union to the present time, this subject has returned to his roots by free expression of the will of the people on the Crimean referendum… We recognize that Crimea is an inseparable part of Russia”, – said in a statement.

A referendum on independence and joining Russia was held on 16 March 2014. The Peninsula became part of Russia in March 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree establishing the Crimean Federal district. The annexation of Crimea to Russia took less than a week, if counting from March 17, when the results held on the Peninsula the referendum Putin signed a decree “On recognizing the Republic of Crimea”.

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has protested Syria because of the statement on recognition of Crimea as part of Russia 24.10.2016

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