Solely the Ukrainian side should decide entering and exit from the temporarily occupied Crimea. Crossing is allowed only through the checkpoints, established at the administrative border with the occupied peninsula.
The Mission condemns another uncoordinated visit of the President of the Russian Federation V. Putin to the territory of Ukraine, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation on 23 December 2019.
Such actions of the Russian Federation is another gross violation of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by the Russian side including blatant disregard of the generally recognized of the principles and rules of the International Law.
Emphasize that any activity of the RF on Crimea will not change the internationally recognized status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol as the integral parts of the territory of Ukraine, enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine.
On 19 December 2019 Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro – Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR Crimea Anton Korynevych and the Chairman of Kherson State Regional Administration Yuriy Gusev opened a service zone at the checkpoint “Kalanchak”, located on the administrative boundary line between the Kherson region and temporarily occupied Crimea
The Vice Prime Minister stressed that the checkpoint including the service zone were temporal until the peninsula would be de-occupied and their functions would no longer be required ““Kalanchak” Service zone opened”
On 10 December 2019 in Brussels the 7th meeting brought together the higher officials of the European External Action Service, European Commission and Ukrainian delegation, headed by the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych.
The European Union and Ukraine discussed the consequences of the illegal attempted annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. The agenda also included panel discussions on security, human rights situation in the peninsula, including restrictive measures. The interlocutors agreed to continue further cooperation at the international level “Illegal attempted annexation of Crimea by Russia remains an important international agenda”
The Third Ukrainian Women’s Congress was launched on 10 December 2019 in Kyiv. The second session of the Congress discussed the empowerment of women in human rights field.
Tamila Tasheva noted that the women’s movement was, above all, about solidarity. The protest movement in Crimea has now a female face. Mothers, wives, sisters, daughters of the political prisoners, left without men, assumed all responsibility for families, including struggle to release their men ““Protest movement in Crimea has a female face”. Tamila Tasheva said”