Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding the breach of the rules of entry to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine by foreign citizens
In view of intentions of several members of the French Parliament to visit the occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine draws attention that this visit has not been coordinated with the Ukrainian authorities.
We perceive such a trip of French parliamentarians as an irresponsible step and demonstration of their disrespect for sovereignty of Ukraine as well as conscious neglect of the legislation of Ukraine and the policy of France and the European Union on non-recognition of the illegal occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine urges all foreign citizens to strictly abide by the laws of Ukraine and the Rules of entry to and exit from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. Every single infringement of the established Rules will lead to a reaction in Ukraine. Those responsible will face restrictions which are envisaged in the Ukrainian legislation, in particular ban on entry into Ukraine.
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