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Ukraine's Embassy Condemns UK National Hunt's Participation In Diving Competition In Crimea

Ukraine's Embassy Condemns UK National Hunt's Participation In Diving Competition In Crimea

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The Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland condemns UK national Gary Hunt's participation in some diving competitions which took place in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea that has been illegally annexed by Russia.

The Embassy announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"As we found out from media UK national Gary Hunt participated in the so-called Cliff Diving Competition (August, 2017) which took place in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea that has been illegally annexed by the Russian Federation," reads the statement.

The Embassy says it is satisfied that the Ambassador's strong advice for UK subjects to refrain from illegally visiting the occupied Crimea has been generally followed.

"At the same time the Embassy is disappointed that some of the UK nationals have neglected the official position of not only Ukraine but their own state which states as follows: 'It's illegal under Ukrainian law to enter internationally recognized Ukrainian territory through a border point that isn't currently controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. If you do so, you risk arrest or a fine, and you may be subject to a travel ban. International border points that aren't currently under the control of the Ukrainian authorities include all air and sea ports in Crimea...,'" reads the statement.

The Embassy of Ukraine calls on all UK nationals and institutions to refrain from illegally visiting the occupied Crimea without official consent of Ukraine.

According to media reports, several foreign athletes took part in the so-called Cliff Diving Competition. However, several foreign athletes refused to take part in the competition because of the position of Ukraine.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, UK Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has declared his country's absolute support for Ukraine's territorial integrity.

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