Tusk: the EU’s Position on non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea by Russia is immutable

Туск: Позиція ЄС щодо невизнання анексії Криму Росією є непорушною

Donald Tusk

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The Occupation Of The Crimea

The EU continues to firmly support territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

European Council President Donald Tusk stressed that the European Union’s position regarding non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation is inviolable. He said this at the end of the XX anniversary of the summit Ukraine – EU in Brussels at a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, writes UNIAN.

Tusk said: “the EU continues to firmly support territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Remain intact and our non-recognition of illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol”.

The head of the European Council also recalled that recently expanded the list of persons banned from entering the European Union. “It happened after the Crimean Peninsula was the Russian presidential election and how it was started the construction of the Kerch bridge without the consent of Ukraine”, – said Tusk.

As reported 5.UA in Brussels began the XX summit Ukraine – the European Union.

It is known that the leaders of Ukraine and the European Union discussed the state of implementation of the Association Agreement, including a deep and comprehensive free trade area and prospects for further sectoral integration of Ukraine in the areas of digital market, energy Union, customs, justice and home Affairs in the development of initiatives of the President of Ukraine submitted July 15, 2017.