Erdogan, Poroshenko promised not to recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia

Erdogan and Petro Poroshenko

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his official visit to Kiev, said that Ankara does not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia. On Monday, October 9, transfers “Interfax-Ukraine”.

The Turkish leader said Ankara’s interest in a speedy conclusion of the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. According to him, the problem can be solved only on the basis of international law, RIA Novosti reported.

Earlier, on 9 October, Poroshenko hoped on the accession of Turkey to the group of “friends of de-occupation of the Crimea.” This political Association was announced by Kiev for the return of the Peninsula under the control of Ukraine.

In Moscow regularly emphasize that the question of the status of the Peninsula is closed, since the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.

Crimea became part of Russia after the March 2014 referendum in which the majority of voters the people of the region supported this decision. Ukraine and the West refused to recognize the results of the plebiscite.