Ukrainian MFA expresses its protest to Russian MFA
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has expressed its protest over the trip by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Crimea."The Russian Foreign Ministry has been sent a relevant note of protest," the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Ukrainian FM pointed out the unacceptability of Russian officials' presence on the sovereign territory of Ukraine" that includes Crimea and Sevastopol..
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry also condemned the decision of the Russian Supreme Court to recognize the verdict issued earlier in the case of Ukrainian nationals Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh as lawful and demand that the Russian Federation immediately free political prisoners Karpiuk and Klykh