Ukraine reminded the UN about the illegal property business in Crimea

United Nations

Ukraine considers any property transaction in the annexed Crimea invalid.

This position was expressed by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko in his letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon, published on the website of the world Organization.

Any property transaction, including land, made in violation of the laws of Ukraine, according to Volodymyr Yelchenko, “is null and void and has no legal effect”. He pointed to the information about the sale of a number of houses and resorts on the peninsula.

“The Permanent Mission of Ukraine would like to pay your attention to the fact that any company purchasing the aforementioned property or investing in it, may be subject to international sanctions,” he said.

In addition, Yelchenko called on “all the Member States of the United Nations to refrain from official contacts with the current Crimean authorities, as well as to suspend bilateral cooperation programs with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol and suspend the activities under the existing partnership frameworks”.

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