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  • 18 March 2014

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the Treaty to incorporate the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation signed on Tuesday in Moscow.

     

    These two territorial entities are an integral part of Ukraine.

     

    The document violates international standards and rules established after World War II, undermines the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and contradicts the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances for Ukraine signed by Russia in December 1994, Russia-Ukraine bilateral agreements, and Russian declarations of good will and readiness for dialogue.

     

    Poland does not recognise either the decisions taken in Moscow on 18 March 2014 or the referendum conducted in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol two days before, which was illegal and did not comply with international standards. We are joining the international community in its criticism of these actions.

     

    Poland will maintain its efforts in international forums to solve this conflict in such a way that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine are respected.

     

    Marcin Wojciechowski

    MFA Press Spokesman

     

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