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 NATO will never recognize illegal occupation of Crimea, - NATO's Stoltenberg in Rada. VIDEO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will never recognize the illegal Crimea occupation by Russia.

This was stated by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg during his speech in Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, in Kyiv on Monday, Censor.NET reports.

Stoltenberg said that for the first time since WWII, one European country annexed a part of the other, and did it by force. This policy has destroyed many decades of progress that the global community had been building in order to have world order based on legitimacy, when borders are respected, NATO secretary-general said.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will never recognize the illegal Crimea occupation by Russia, he said.

Stoltenberg also said that Russia continues destabilizing the situation in Ukraine.

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