Kiev gave Moscow a note of protest in connection with the visit Matvienko in the Crimea


RIA Novosti

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry handed a protest note to the foreign Ministry of Russia in connection with the visit to the Crimea, the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko. The text of the message of the Ministry RIA Novosti reported.

“The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its decisive protest in connection with another illegal visit to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea… a group of senior officials headed by the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko,” – said in a statement.

Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 following a referendum.