The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has condemned the visit of a group of Serbian Assembly members (“people’s deputies”) to Crimea.
Kiev also summoned the Serbian ambassador to Ukraine and asked him to provide “explanations regarding the matter.”
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemns in the strongest terms the visit of a group of Serbian parliamentarians to occupied Crimea,” a spokeswoman for the ministry, Mariana Betsa, told a press briefing on Friday.
She pointed out that the Serbian deputies “violated Ukrainian and international law.” According to her, the deputies “openly called for the recognition of Crimea as part of Russia, which means they acted in contradiction with the official stance that Serbia supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
Earlier this week, representatives of Serbian People’s Party (SNP) led by its president, Nenad Popovic, who is also a member of the National Assembly from the ranks of the ruling coalition, visited Simferopol.