Two years ago, on 20 February 2014, Russia’s military activities triggered the process of the illegal annexation of Crimea leading up to the illegitimate referendum on 16 March on Crimea joining the Russian Federation. On 18 March, the Russian Federation took a decision on the incorporation of Crimea.
By continuing the process of illegal annexation, Russia is in gross violation of its international commitments and acting contrary to international law.
Up till now and also in future, Latvia together with the international community will consistently condemn this action thereby continuing the policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea. Latvia is a staunch supporter of the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.