The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine outraged by statements of another candidate in presidents of France and leader of the party “national front” marine Le Pen on Crimea and believes that a politician needs to respect international law, sovereignty and territorial integrity of other States.
“Allegations of this nature (the recognition of the Crimea part of the Russian Federation. – Ed.) are insignificant both from a historical and legal points of view. (…) Believe that the statements of any responsible politician and a candidate for the office of President should be based on respect for international law, sovereignty and territorial integrity of other States, not to serve the interests of a third party, which carries out a policy of aggression and occupation”, – is spoken in the comment of the MFA of Ukraine on Tuesday.
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry recalled that France and the international community expressed its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and condemned the illegal occupation by the Russian Federation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as serious violations of human rights in the occupied territories.
“Support the occupation of Crimea and the recognition of its annexation is not only a neglect of the UN Charter and fundamental principles of international law, but also encouraging the state-occupier to further criminal acts against the local population”, – stated in the comments of the foreign Ministry.
Earlier, Le Pen said that in the event of his victory in the elections of the President of France intends to restore normal relations with Russia and to recognize the Crimea “Russian”.
“Yes, after the referendum, which showed “the consent of the people” to join Russia, I also recognize the Crimea part of the Russian Federation. The affiliation of Crimea to Ukraine was merely an administrative issue of Soviet times, the Peninsula was never Ukrainian. I regret that the referendum, organized to demonstrate the will of the people of the Peninsula, were not accepted by the international community and the UN,” she said.