The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine is indignant with the statement of the candidate for the French presidency, marine Le Pen, who called legitimate the annexation of Crimea by Russia, which is the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.
This is stated in the commentary of the foreign Ministry posted on the official website of the Department.
“We remind you that these actions of the aggressor state was strongly condemned by all civilized countries of the world, as evidenced by the resolutions of the UNGA 2014 and 2016, as well as numerous decisions and documents of the EU, NATO, Council of Europe. In response to the criminal actions of the Kremlin France, together with other partners in the group of seven and the EU imposed sanctions against Russia, the abolition of which is possible only after the cessation of Russian aggression against Ukraine and de-occupation of Crimea and Donbass”, – said in a commentary.
Ministry of foreign Affairs said that, making statements that completely repeat the Kremlin’s propaganda, the French politician shows disrespect to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and completely ignores the fundamental principles of international law.
“In this regard, we remind you that such statements and acts in violation of Ukrainian legislation will have consequences, as it was in the case of certain French politicians who are banned entry to Ukraine”, – warned the Minister.
Ukraine also hopes that the French public will give a principled assessment of the irresponsible rhetoric one of the contenders for the highest office of France.
“Sure, that France, as host state of the Channel process and the participant of the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, will continue to be an important partner of Ukraine and will contribute in the fight against Russian aggression,” – said in comments to the Agency.
We will remind, in SBU to allow for the introduction of restrictive measures against Le Pen, who called legitimate the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
Le Pen also stated that he wants to remove sanctions against Russia.