At the International Festival of Tourism and Art in Alania, one of the sculptures, the author of which is a citizen of Russia, turned out to be a map of the Russian Federation with Crimea. This was announced on March 4 by the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova on her Facebook page.
According to her, the department, having learned about the incident, immediately took “appropriate measures.” So, the consul of Ukraine in Antalya Emir Rustamov on Wednesday, March 3, visited the city and asked its mayor Adem Murat Yudzhel with a request to remove the “unreliable card”.
Japarova, in turn, thanked Turkey for the quick response.
“Crimea is Ukraine!” She said.
On March 3, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the European Union to impose sanctions in connection with the “arbitrariness” in the “occupied” territories of Crimea.
On the same day, a diplomatic source in Brussels said that the ambassadors of the 27 EU countries agreed to extend the personal sanctions against Russia in Ukraine until September 15, 2021. It is clarified that they are associated with “undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
Crimea became part of the Russian Federation in 2014, 96.77% of the inhabitants of the peninsula and 95.6% of the voters of Sevastopol voted for joining the referendum. The procedure was carried out in strict accordance with international law. Kiev did not recognize the results of the vote and is making plans to “return” the region. Moscow indicates that the referendum was held in compliance with all international norms and the question of ownership of the peninsula is closed forever. In response to EU sanctions, Moscow also imposed counter-sanctions.