EU: Kerch Bridge is another violation of Ukraine's sovereignty

EU: Kerch Bridge is another violation of Ukraine's sovereignty

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Construction of the so-called Kerch Strait Bridge to the Crimean peninsula temporarily occupied by Russia is another violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia.

This is said in a statement made by the European External Action Service on Tuesday.

"The Russian Federation has constructed the Kerch Bridge to the Crimean Peninsula without Ukraine's consent. This constitutes another violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia," the EU said.

The construction of the bridge aims at the further forced integration of the illegally-annexed peninsula with Russia and its isolation from Ukraine of which it remains a part. The bridge limits the passage of vessels via the Kerch Strait to Ukrainian ports in the Azov Sea.

"The European Union continues to condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia and will not recognize this violation of international law," the European Union stressed.

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