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 Ukraine's Foreign Ministry condemns visit of official representing occupation authorities of Crimea to Poland

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry condemned the attempts of the Russian Federation to use the OSCE human rights conference in Warsaw to legitimize the illegal occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by promoting participation of official of occupation authorities of the peninsula in the activities of the OSCE cynically hiding behind civil society.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

The statement reads: "It was evidenced by manipulation committed by Dmitry Polonsky during registration at the Warsaw meeting as a representative of the Russian Community of Crimea NGO and hiding his membership in the illegal bodies of the occupying authorities of Crimea."

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"We consider such primitive manipulation by Russia as another violation of international law and infringement upon freedom of civil society activity. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reminds that neither the OSCE nor other international organizations recognize the annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia, and accordingly, any person representing the occupying authorities of the peninsula. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol are the integral part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed.

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