The Ukrainian foreign Ministry expressed protest in connection with the visit of Medvedev to Crimea

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The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its protest in connection with the visit of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Crimea, reported the press service of the Ministry.

«The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its decisive protest in connection with the uncoordinated with Ukraine visit of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine — the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol July 28-29 2018,» — said in a statement on the website of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russian Federation. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»

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