Russia blocked the UN proposed by Ukraine statement on Crimea

Kiev issued a statement on the Crimea has been blocked in the UN security Council the Russian delegation. About this on his Twitter page said the mission of Ukraine to the UN.

“Russia has blocked Ukraine common statement of the UN Security Council for the press in the Crimea. Pathetic attempt to deny the undeniable,” — said in the message of the mission.

That Ukraine failed to achieve from the UN security Council making statements on the Crimea, reports TASS citing a diplomatic source in the headquarters of the organization. “The draft statement was introduced, but after a few hours to approve it failed,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

Ukraine was circulated among the members of the security Council draft press statement in response to the inclusion of the Crimea and Sevastopol in the southern Federal district of Russia. Permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko noted, will not be surprised if the document will be blocked by Russia, which is a permanent member of the UN security Council and has veto power. Yelchenko discussed the statement with the Secretary General of the organization ban Ki-moon.

Earlier, their protest in connection with the inclusion of the Crimea in the southern Federal district, expressed the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The Agency noted that the decision of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin “is void and does not create any legal consequences for status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol and the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine.”

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Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum held on March 16, 2014. Then more than 95% of participants in the plebiscite voted for joining the Peninsula to Russia. Ukrainian authorities and Western countries have called this step “annexation,” the United States and the European Union imposed against a number of Russians and Russian companies to sanctions.

Russia, in turn, emphasize that this issue is closed. “This issue is closed forever. Crimea is part of Russian territory”, — said in February this year, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.