Ukraine Sanctions Foreign Politicians for Visiting Crimea
Kiev, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine imposed sanctions today against a group of 20 European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet politicians who visit Crimea these days to get to know their realities.
The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) announced that the restrictions will be applied in the cases of one Czech and four Serbian citizens, said the spokeswoman for the unit, Elena Guitlianskaya.
These people are 'illegally present in Crimea,' said the spokeswoman, in accordance with the terminology of Kiev to refer to the peninsula, which on March 18, 2014 returned to Russian sovereignty, two days after a referendum.
The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Alexander Turchinov, yesterday instructed the SBU to make a list of foreign politicians visiting Crimea and to open legal proceedings against Ukrainians.
Turchinov, who was one of the main leaders of the coup in this capital in February 2014, carried out with the support of armed neo-fascist groups, said that the list of politicians should be sent to the European Parliament.
Ruslan Balbak, head of the Crimean Government, said that the 20 European, Latin American, Ukrainian and Commonwealth of Independent States politicians will be in Crimea until tomorrow.
The foreign delegation will try to verify by its own means the details of the reality of the development of Crimea, after being three years under Russian jurisdiction, he said.
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