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Ukraine will not accept “compensation” of the Russian “occupation” of Crimea. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba in an interview with “Radio Liberty”.
“And you want that we recognize the illegal occupation, ask yourself compensated for it? Or what? Type — pay the money, and everything will be fine? No. The strategy is quite different. We are talking and what happens temporary illegal occupation,” — said the diplomat.
Kuleba said that the Ukrainian private companies can sue Russia if their interests are violated in the Crimea, but the state it is important to recognize the “Russian occupation”.
“It is very important that court processes do not in any way recognized the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation [more] wide status than the status of the state-occupier,” — said the Minister.
On 26 June the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky promised to return the Crimea and its residents in the country. “We all return: and return the Crimea, and people. We believe in it”, — he said Crimean Tatar activist Eden Bekirova.
Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia in March 2014 after a referendum in which the majority of voters the people of the region supported this decision. Ukraine, the EU and the United States refused to recognize the election results, calling the reunification of the Peninsula with the mainland Russia “annexation.” In Moscow deny these charges and insist that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.
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