Ukraine's ambassador protests against Kyrgyz lawmaker visit to occupied Crimea
Ukrainian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Mykola Doroshenko has expressed his protest to the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry in connection with the trip of a Kyrgyz lawmaker to the Russia-occupied Crimea.
"Today I have expressed diplomatic protest to the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic in connection with the trip to Crimea of the member of parliament, representative of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan M.A. Amankulov [Marat Amankulov], which was not agreed with Ukraine. I called to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, explained that #CrimeaIsUkraine and that there are rules of entry to and exit from the occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and stressed that the offenders will be brought to criminal/administrative responsibility in accordance with the law of Ukraine," the ambassador wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.
Doroshenko also expressed the hope that the Kyrgyz authorities will heed his call and take appropriate action.