This statement has been posted on the ministry’s official website.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its categorical protest and outrage over the next wave of political repressions and human rights violations by the Kremlin regarding the citizens of Ukraine. The Russian occupation authorities continue the discrimination on national and religious grounds in the occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, persecuting Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars,” reads the statement.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that at least five politically motivated sentences of imprisonment were announced, seven people were arrested or fined in Crimea over the past month. Also, at least three searches in the houses of Crimean Tatars were conducted over the past week.