Parade of the Navy of Russia in Sevastopol so angered Ukraine, which Kiev has appealed to the UN Secretary General. In a letter to the Ukrainian Ambassador to the world, the organization said that Russia “violated international law” and deliberately escalating tension in relations with Ukraine. Moscow such statements are usually ignored.
Permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Sergey Kislitsa sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the world organization antónio Guterres due to the Russian naval parade in Sevastopol. It is reported by RIA “Novosti”.
Kiev believes that holding a military parade in the “occupied” Sevastopol flagrant violation of international law. Among them Oxalis listed and the resolutions of the UN General Assembly on the Crimea.
Ukrainian Ambassador accused Russia of “deliberate steps in escalation of tension” in relations with Ukraine.
Parade in honour of Day of the Navy of Russia was held July 26 — not only in Sevastopol, but also in other cities of the country, where based Russian warships. In the Crimea before the command and the public were the newest ships of the Navy: mine countermeasures ship “Ivan Antonov”, small missile ship “Orekhovo-Zuevo”, patrol “OK” and “Inquisitive”, the guards missile cruiser Moskva, the large landing ship “Yamal”, the special forces ship “Ivan Khurs”.
Kiev also gave the parade a protest note to the Russian foreign Ministry. Usually the “Crimean” the notes of Ukrainian diplomats remain unanswered or are perceived by the Russian authorities with humor and regret. Crimea became part of Russia according to the results of a nationwide referendum in 2014, residents of Crimea made their historic choice after the coup in Ukraine, and the question of affiliation of the region is closed — this was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In December 2019, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on Ukraine “militarization” of the Crimea. The document was supported by 63 countries, three less than during the vote on the same issue a year earlier. Kiev calls on Russia “to withdraw its troops from the occupied Peninsula”.
“The Russian military presence and interference with international navigation in the Black and Azov seas have a negative impact on the socio-economic situation in coastal areas of Ukraine”, — stated in the document.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the resolution “a cover for a failed foreign policy” of Ukraine. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for international Affairs Natalya Poklonskaya stated that it supported the resolution to representatives of the General Assembly has the sense to yourself to visit Crimea to assess the situation on the Peninsula.
In the Scenarios met the news about voting in the UN General Assembly without much surprise and noted that the result is important from a moral and not a political point of view.
“Those sixty small countries that voted in the end for the resolution is the maximum that the Americans are able to mobilize. The fact that the majority of the countries-UN members abstained or refused suggests that the formal approval of the resolution, of course, does not enjoy the support of the majority”, — said the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
In 2018, German magazine Focus published an article which asserted that after joining the Russian Crimea became “an impregnable fortress”. German journalists said that
in the Crimea arrived the newest small-size missile ship of the Russian Navy “Vishny Volochek”, equipped with cruise missiles “Caliber”. These missiles, according to the article, perfectly showed itself during the campaign of the Russian Armed forces in Syria.
In addition, from the publication became known that the Russian Peninsula recently there are several new frigates and submarines of various types. At the same time, in response to statements about the “closeness” of the Crimea from the world of local authorities and representatives of the Federal authorities of the Russian Federation repeatedly pointed out that skeptics should independently visit the Peninsula and see with his own eyes. Crimea is regularly visited by delegation of public figures and politicians from Europe and the United States.