Ukraine has sent a note of protest to Russia over Putin’s decree on goods from the temporarily occupied territories

Photo UA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reacted to the signing by Vladimir Putin of a decree on goods from the temporarily occupied territories. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers this decree as a gross interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine.

This was reported by UA with reference to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“We consider the signing by the President of the Russian Federation of Decree №657 of November 15, 2021 recognizing the so-called “certificates of origin” issued in the Russian-occupied part of the territory in Donetsk and Luhansk regions as gross interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine, violation of it legislation and norms of international law” – the statement reads.

Read also: Russia’s actions near Ukraine’s borders, in temporarily occupied territories and Crimea – US in OSCE made statements

Recognition of “certificates”, unilateral determination of checkpoints to move goods across the temporarily uncontrolled area of ​​the state border of Ukraine and other measures provided by the decree clearly demonstrate Russia’s purposeful policy to attract the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to its economic, political, electoral and information space.

The signing of the decree contradicts Russia’s commitments under the Minsk Agreements and the agreements within the Normandy format, undermines the efforts of Germany, France and Ukraine to restore the productive work of these important sites for a peaceful settlement.

The Foreign Ministry continues to consolidate Ukraine’s international support in order to force Russia to renounce destructive actions and embark on a political-diplomatic settlement of the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict.

The relevant note of protest was sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Read also: Why did Putin go to Crimea again: “5 questions” with journalist Tatiana Martynova