The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea strongly condemns any so-called «international events”, held by the occupying authorities in violation of the rules of Ukrainian legislation, including generally recognized principles and rules of the international law in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol City (Ukraine).

In November, the occupying authorities plan to hold the so-called “yearly international conference” themed “Crimea in the modern international context” with the participation of the representatives of the foreign states. The Russian Federation and the occupying administration of Crimea once again use such events for promotion the recognition of the annexation attempt of the Ukrainian Crimea among the international community.

We call on the foreign citizens to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and reiterate that violation of the Ukrainian law on the visits of the temporarily occupied territory incurs administrative and criminal liability.