: Ukraine MFA condemns visit of Greek businessmen to occupied Crimea

11:04 Apr. 2, 2016

Ukraine MFA condemns visit of Greek businessmen to occupied Crimea

A general view on August 11, 2015 in Yalta, Crimea. (Getty Images)

Ukraine says expects official reaction from Greece

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the arrival of a group of Greek businessmen led by a member of Tourism Development Council of the municipality of Corinth, Georgios Iosifidis, in occupied Crimea on March 30, 2016, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has reported.

The ministry draws attention to the fact that the visit has not been agreed with the Ukrainian side and was in violation of the law.

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"We consider such a trip of Greek citizens as a sign of disrespect to the state sovereignty of Ukraine, conscious disregard of the laws of Ukraine and the policy of the Hellenic Republic and the EU, as well as non-recognition of the illegal occupation and annexation of Crimea," the report says.

It is emphasized that Ukraine also expects corresponding reaction from official circles of the Hellenic Republic on the fact of violation of its citizens.

Reporting by UNIAN.

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