The foreign Ministry reacted to Putin’s statement concerning the transfer of arms from the occupied Crimea

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Ukraine will not agree to Russia’s proposals, which will hurt the legal position of our country in international courts. Thus he commented on the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the return to Ukraine of weapons and military hardware from the temporarily occupied Crimea.

The head of the Department said in Kiev at a press conference with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Albania Ditmarom Bostom, UNIAN reports.

See also:

Russia during the annexation of the Crimea was illegally extracted from the Odessa field 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas

”We’re not going to do anything that will threaten our political position relative to the occupied Crimea or regarding our legal position,” – said Klimkin.

According to him, under international law, weapons of the country can return after the end of hostilities.

”If you refer to international law, there is known the Hague Convention, in particular the Hague Convention of 1907 on the law of war. It says that the weapon can be returned after the establishment of normal relations, peace,” – said Klimkin.

”If Russia will use the fact of any dialogue concerning the possible return of weapons, and we know not what weapons, in any condition, it will be for her a political and legal argument. That’s what we are, by definition, not valid. This as an example of why it is so important to our political and legal position”, – explained Klimkin.

We will remind, in January of this year, Putin said that Russia is ready to transfer to Ukraine military equipment, which remained in the annexed Crimea.

  • Crimea
  • Klimkin

Next post

Saw a bug — Ctrl+Enter

Letter to the editor

© Materials


/ a.d.

Leave your comment

Leave your comment

All comments


Editor’s choice