Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Canada condemns opening of Crimean bridge by Russian Federation

Canada condemns opening of Crimean bridge by Russian Federation

"Crimea is Ukraine", he wrote.

By their decision Ukrainian judges infringed on people's right to self-determination embodied in the UN Charter, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and rulings of the International Court of Justice, the statement reads.

The Atlantic alliance echoed the European Union's earlier condemnation of the bridge, which Russian President Vladimir Putin drove a truck over on Tuesday.

"Russia continues to demonstrate a clear disregard for worldwide law", Cazalet said, adding that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will not recognise Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Canada condemns opening of Crimean bridge by Russian Federation
Canada condemns opening of Crimean bridge by Russian Federation

According to investigators, Russian judges made their decisions in accordance with regulations of national and worldwide laws.

Chief spokesperson for Russia's federal agency for important and resonance crime, the Investigative Committee, told reporters on Thursday that her colleagues started a probe against 15 judges of the Ukrainian Constitutional Court. Global community won't turn blind-eye to another blatant violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russian Federation.

Crimea reunited with Russian Federation following a referendum in March 2014. In a recent poll conducted by an independent German-based think tank in November 2017, nearly 80 percent said they would vote again to join Russian Federation if there was a new referendum.

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