U.S. Embassy condemns railway traffic at Kerch Bridge
17:01, 26 December 2019
The Embassy noted that Russia’s latest move demonstrates blatant disrespect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The U.S. Embassy to Ukraine condemned the launch of the railway traffic between Russia and annexed Crimea through the bridge over Kerch Strait as the diplomatic mission of America reported on Twitter.
“We join Ukrainian and other European partners in condemning Russia’s launch of train service between Russia and Crimea. Russia’s latest move demonstrates blatant disrespect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
As we reported, the occupants finished building of the railway part of the Crimean Bridge. On December 23, the first train passed through Crimean Bridge, which followed from St. Petersburg to Sevastopol.
Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Linas Linkevičius called the opening of the Kerch Bridge railway connection a violation of international law. Besides, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu also condemned the launch of the trains.
UNGA noted that the Assembly’s resolutions against the construction of the bridge and considered it a flagrant violation of the Organization’s Charter.
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