Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding another provocation by the Russian side at the Ukrainian-Russian border, May 24, 2014
On May 24, around 4:00, the Ukrainian Border Guard Service at the Dubrovka checkpoint in the Donetsk Oblast recorded another illegal border crossing from the Russian Federation by 5 trucks and 2 passenger cars with armed men. There is every reason to believe that, like the previous breaches at the border with Russia, this provocation occurred with the direct assistance and connivance of the Russian border guards.
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the illegal referendum on the status of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, May 11, 2014
The illegitimate “referendum” on the status of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts held on May 11 this year, which has been organized and funded by the Kremlin, is legally null and void and will have no legal implications for the territorial integrity and structure of Ukraine.
The organizers of this criminal farce have consciously violated the Constitution and laws of Ukraine and have ignored calls by the Ukrainian government and the international community. Continue reading