Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba has accused Western countries of pretending “not to see” accession of Crimea by Russia aimed at maintaining relations with Moscow.
The Ukrainian diplomat even compared the situation with the stance of several countries when the Baltic republics were joining the USSR.
“Several countries in the West did not recognize occupation and following annexation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 1940. Even after World War II they did not recognize it. It looked like the recognized the USSR in general, while did not recognize participation of the three republics,” Kuleba posted in his Facebook account.
According to him, supporters of such approach do not strive for “active resistance to the occupation” and remember of the “annexation” only on its anniversary.
“That is why Ukraine at all levels, from the president to the ambassador, is constantly pulling our partners urging them to act,” Kuleba said.
Statements of Kuleba are in line with the recent foreign-policy trend of Kiev that has been getting toigh on the Russian presidential election in Crimea.
Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the Russian presidential election in Crime “another harsh violation of the international law by Russia,” while Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called Western countries to increase pressure upon Moscow.