According to the Ministry, this event is a gross violation of Russia's state sovereignty and legislation of Ukraine and the universally recognized norms of international law.
Kiev expressed categorical requirement to adopt the Russian side urgent measures on restoration of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
The foreign Ministry called for an immediate end to "the practice of holding without the consent of Ukraine any activities on its sovereign territory".
III international Yalta economic forum held in the Crimea from 20 to 22 April. On the sidelines of the event will be a signing of a dozen agreements worth more than 100 billion rubles. This year the forum is attended by fifteen hundred people, representing more than 40 countries. Of foreign delegations most numerous Italian.
Crimea became part of Russia in spring 2014 on the outcome of the referendum, the vast majority of participants who voted for this decision. Kiev refuses to recognize the results of the plebiscite, calls the Peninsula occupied territory and requires the return of it. Moscow insists that the procedure was conducted in full accordance with international law and the UN Charter. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Crimea issue "is closed permanently."
In Minsk warn Lithuania about the readiness of the military to use force in case of repeated violations of our airspace, said commander of the air force and air defence forces of Belarus Oleg Dvigalet. He noted that on 19 April Lithuanian civilian aircraft flew into Belarusian territory in close proximity to an NPP under construction.
Verkhovna Rada Deputy Anton Gerashchenko said the ban on the singer lolita Milavskaya to enter Ukraine "a great work of guards and security" of the country. The law, he said, should be one for all. The decision of the Ukrainian authorities was associated with visiting artist Kerch in 2015.
The bombing of the car of the special monitoring of the OSCE mission in Luhansk region killed a US citizen. About it "Interfax" was informed by a source in law enforcement bodies of the self-proclaimed LNR. A few people — according to the Agency, it is the citizens of Germany, were injured.
Forward of St. Petersburg SKA Ilya Kovalchuk intends to return to the National hockey League. According to Sportsnet, the probability that 34-year-old hockey player go into the "new Jersey devils". This information was denied by a member of the Board of Directors SKA Alexander Medvedev.
"Syrian democratic forces", consisting of detachments of ethnic Kurds and Arabs, has announced the surrounded Syrian city of raqqa — the unofficial capital of the terrorist group "Islamic state". SDF has taken control of all strategic roads leading to the town.
At the metro station Gorkovskaya Saint Petersburg metro police arrested a young man carrying internal organs. The detainee was a student of the First St. Petersburg medical University. Biomaterials in containers transported by agreement with the doctor from the lab to the clinic.