Poland calls for end of Russian occupation of Ukraine's Crimea

Poland calls for end of Russian occupation of Ukraine's Crimea

The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Alexander Turchinov, yesterday instructed the SBU to make a list of foreign politicians visiting Crimea and to open legal proceedings against Ukrainians.

Russian soldiers in uniforms without insignia, and trucks after the seizure of Perevalne military base in Ukraine.

Georgian side says that the so-called referendum conducted in Crimea three years ago under the pressure of Russian armed forces led to the illegal occupation and annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.

In the statement MFA reaffirms Georgia's firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders. "The global community should take a consolidated position to counter aggression against sovereign states", the Georgian Foreign Ministry noted.

The annexation of the peninsula started in late-February 2014, when Russian soldiers wearing military uniforms without insignia, took over strategic Crimean sites, including its parliament.

Poland said it was concerned with human rights violations in Crimea and that it was "pained" that global human rights organisations were not allowed on the peninsula.