In the European Union, he commented on the conscription campaign to the Russian army in Crimea, RIA Novosti reports, citing a statement from an EU official.
It says that conscription into the Russian army on the territory of Crimea is "part of the ongoing efforts to undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."
The EU believes that this is how the Russian Federation "is trying to integrate Crimea and Sevastopol."
The EU representative recalled that the EU is still waiting for the Russian Federation to “stop violating international law on the Crimean peninsula,” and added that the EU does not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
Recall that Crimea became part of the Russian Federation in March 2014 after a referendum in which 96.77 percent of Crimeans spoke in favor of joining the peninsula to Russia. Moscow has repeatedly emphasized that the reunification of Crimea with the Russian Federation took place in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter. Russian leader Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said that the issue of Crimea is "finally closed."
Earlier, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the Opposition Platform - For Life party, Ilya Kiva, said that in 2014 the Ukrainian authorities deliberately went to the loss of Donbass and the Crimean peninsula. According to him, this is due to the election campaign of the former president of the country, Petro Poroshenko, who "needed to win the elections in one round."