The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has protested against the annexation of Crimea to the southern Federal district

The foreign Ministry of Ukraine sent a note of protest in connection with the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol in the Russian southern Federal district (SFD). This was reported by the press service of the Ministry.

The Ministry noted that the decision of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the inclusion of Crimea in the southern Federal district “is void and does not create any legal consequences on the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol and internationally recognized borders of Ukraine.”

The Ministry also noted that Russia disregards “the UN Charter, UNGA resolution A/RES/68/262 “Territorial integrity of Ukraine, the Helsinki Final act of the CSCE of 1975, the Memorandum on security assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons of 1994, its obligations under the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation in 1997 and other rules of international law”.

The foreign Ministry of Ukraine urged Russia to return to compliance with international obligations and to stop the aggression and illegal occupation of the sovereign territory of Ukraine”.

Earlier, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said that the UN security Council has submitted an application for annulment of Putin’s decision on annexation of Crimea to the southern Federal district. Also during the meeting of the security Council, he intends to prove to the UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon, “the nullity of the decisions of Putin.”

July 28, Vladimir Putin has consolidated Crimea and southern Federal district, including, therefore, the Crimea and Sevastopol in the composition of a single SFD. The head of the district Vladimir Ustinov, who has led the Southern command.