The head of the diplomacy of the European Union Federica Mogherini assured the commissioners of the Crimean Tatars that Brussels does not recognize " the illegal annexation of Crimea ", said the EU mission in Ukraine.
"The meeting of the commissioners of the Crimean Tatars, Mr. Dzhemilev and Mr Chubarov: the EU does not recognize the illegal annexation of the Crimea ", - reported in the report, RIA " Novosti ".
Mogherini arrived to Ukraine on the first day of the week and held a meeting with the designated local public organizations. In Crimea on March 16 of last year held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. 21 March 2014 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia and signed the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district. The leaders of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzhemilev has acted against the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and left the Peninsula. Because of extremist statements, inciting national discord, in 2014 them at 5 years was denied entry into the Russian Federation. In addition, they were prosecuted. First it was claimed that the visit of Mogherini will take place in the composition of the list of activities of the EU " Eastern partnership ". According to the European external action service (EBU), the first day of the week in Kiev, she will meet with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and head of the foreign Ministry Pavel Klimkin. Mogherini will also meet with speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman, with the authorized political factions and civil society. In the process of meeting with the leadership of the country will discuss the theme of creating a free trade zone between Ukraine and the EU, as well as the prospects for the Kiev visa-free regime with the European Union. Another important theme of the talks is expected to be the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas. The project "Eastern partnership" aimed at political and economic integration of the EU with six former Soviet republics. 3 of them (Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova) in 2014 signed an Association agreement with the EU. While Armenia and Belarus are members of the Eurasian economic Union that also comprises Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.