Competent authorities, the spokesman of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Oleg Nikolenko, said, are already establishing the circumstances of visiting the occupied territory. The diplomat also reminded about responsibility for such actions.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted to the visit of journalists from the American TV channel NBC News to Crimea via the Kerch bridge. This was written by the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko in a Facebook post .
He directly wrote that visiting the temporarily occupied Crimea from the territory of the Russian Federation is a violation of Ukrainian legislation. According to him, the competent authorities of Ukraine are establishing the circumstances of the illegal visit of representatives of the NBC channel to the territory of Crimea.
“Legal responsibility is provided for violators. In particular, foreigners are also prohibited from entering Ukraine for such actions,” said Nikolenko.
He also stated that a decision on further steps will be taken based on the results of the inspection.
It will be recalled that the journalists of the American TV channel NBC News entered Crimea via the Kerch Bridge. They went to the occupied peninsula from Moscow to make a report. The employees of the channel themselves admitted that they entered the territory of Crimea illegally.
It should be noted that on June 4, 2015, the government adopted Resolution No. 367 “On approval of the Procedure for entering and leaving the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.” The document provides that the entry of foreigners and stateless persons is possible only with a passport document and with a special permit, which can only be issued by the State Migration Service of Ukraine. Journalistic activity is one of the reasons for obtaining a document.
It is not known whether NBC News journalists tried to obtain permission from the Migration Service of Ukraine.
We will remind you that the St. Petersburg supermarket recognized Crimea as part of Ukraine. In a store on Iskorivskyi Prospect, a sign with the Ukrainian flag was placed on a shelf with Crimean wine. One of the store’s customers appealed to the support service with a complaint about the anti-Ukrainian position of the supermarket administration. After that, the sign was removed.