The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the visit of the French MPs to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea occupied by the Russian Federation.
In spite of numerous warnings of the Ukrainian Side, some French politicians have defiantly violated the Ukrainian legislation as well as international law, having neglected the official position of their own State that remains committed to defending Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
We consider the actions of these politicians as a manifestation of a deliberate support to the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine, their endorsement of the Kremlin’s policy of human rights infringement in the occupied Crimea.
We strongly demand all foreign nationals to strictly abide by the Ukrainian legislation. Those responsible for such violation will be brought to account, including through the restrictions provided by the Ukraine’s legislation, in particular by imposing bans to enter the territory of Ukraine.