Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, has urged the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to condemn the visit of German politician, Andreas Maurer, to Crimea.
Melnyk wrote this on Twitter.
“I urge the German Foreign Ministry to strongly condemn the illegal visit of Andreas Maurer, a member of the Left Party, to Crimea. They should also condemn other illegal visits,” Melnyk wrote.
Since last week, the Russian media and Russian-controlled Crimean officials have been reporting on the arrivals of German politicians and businessmen to Crimea. According to them, the German visitors were participating in events dedicated to German culture. These events occurred from the 24th of May to the 1st of June.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that it is necessary to comply with Ukrainian legislation when visiting Crimea.