KIEV, August 27. /TASS/. Ukraine has issued a word of protest in mild of Russian President Vladimir Putinâs visit to Crimea and Sevastopol and sent it to the Russian overseas ministry, the Ukrainian diplomatic agency talked about Thursday.
"Ukraine has issued a resolute protest in light of Russian President Putinâs a different discuss with to Crimea and the city of Sevastopol that begun on August 2 and was not agreed with Ukraine," the ministry noted.
The agency views this visit in a similar fashion to all outdated trips of Russian officials to Crimea and Sevastopol "as brazen violation of Ukraineâs state sovereignty and territorial integrity," the remark underlined.
Putin travelled to Crimea on August 27 to give permission to open automobile site visitors along the finished sections of the Tavrida highway and drove on one among them.
After the coup dâetat in Ukraine in February 2014, Crimea and Sevastopol held a referendum, through which 96.7% of Crimeans and 95.6% of Sevastopol voters chose to secede from Ukraine and be part of Russia. Eighty % of the voting population participated within the referendum. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the reunification deal on March 18, 2014, which the Federation Council (upper residence of the Russian parliament) ratified on March 21, 2014. regardless of the convincing outcomes of the referendum, Kiev refused to respect Crimea as part of Russia.