The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is outraged with the head of the Yalta administration Andrey Rostenko’s visit to Nice.
This was reported by the Press-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Mariana Betza.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has uncomprehendingly met the Mayor of Nice message about the visit of the so-called mayor of Yalta from the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea. We emphasize once again that any contact from the temporarily occupied temporarily of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea without Ukraine approval are contrary to the international law and the UN General Assembly resolution on support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine on March 27, 2014,” said Betza.
She also expressed the hope that in the future the city administration of Nice would abide by the international legal acts which confirmed the territorial integrity of Ukraine as well as uphold the position of the political leadership of France concerning the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
At the same time, Betza was unable to provide information on how Rostenko had arrived to Nice and whether his name was in the so-called sanction list.
As a reminder, the Mayor of Nice (France) Christian Estrosi reported on his website on March 2 about the visit of the delegation from Yalta, headed by the Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov and the head of the city administration of Yalta Andrei Rostenko. The representatives of Yalta had been to Nice from 29 February till 1 March, where the cooperation agreement had been signed. The report also emphasized that the Crimean Yalta was part of Russia.