Finland considers Russia's actions in Sea of Azov unacceptable

Finland considers Russia's actions in Sea of Azov unacceptable

The use of force by Russia in the Sea of Azov region was unacceptable.

“The use of force was unacceptable,” State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland Samuli Virtanen said at the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Milan on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Finland is concerned about the growing militarization of Crimea and, accordingly, of the entire Black Sea region.

Finland, the diplomat assured, fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and will never recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland called for the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements by both parties and the search for a political solution to the conflict through dialogue. It is also necessary to demand unhindered access of humanitarian assistance to the residents of eastern Ukraine, he emphasized.

Virtanen thanked Ambassador Apakan for the activity of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and recalled that Finland was participating actively in it.


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