State Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet called the protest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine over the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Crimea as a phony letter that nobody cares about, RIA Novosti reports.
The Russian leader visited Crimea on August 27 and opened four lanes of the Tavrida highway by driving along it in an Aurus car. In turn, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry sent a note of protest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, since the visit, according to their position, should have been coordinated with Kiev.
“The note of protest from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is, as always, an invalid and illiterate document. In one word, filkin’s letter, to which no one cares, ”- said Sheremet.
The deputy called on the Ukrainian authorities not to get involved in the affairs of a foreign state.
Crimea returned to Russia in 2014 following a referendum in which 96.77% of the peninsula’s residents voted for reunification. Kiev refuses to recognize the voting results and is making plans to “return” the region.
Earlier on Thursday, the senator from the Republic of Crimea, a member of the Federation Council committee on international affairs Sergei Tsekov proposed to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to create a platform in the country to recognize the Russian status of the region.