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Foreign Ministry’s statement on Russian annexation of Crimea

Created: 2014.03.19 / Updated: 2014.03.26 09:18
    Foreign Ministry’s statement on Russian annexation of Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania condemns the signing of the agreement between the Russian Federation, Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol on 18 March 2014 as a serious violation of international law: the UN Charter, provisions of the Helsinki Final Act, the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, other international agreements as well as bilateral agreements between Russia and Ukraine.

    We call Russia’s action an illegal annexation of the Ukrainian sovereign territory and do not recognise the illegal joining of parts of the territory of sovereign Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

    We reiterate our strong support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    We urge the international community to not to recognise the Russian annexation, to clearly and unambiguously condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and to take responsive measures.

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