The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a protest note to Russia over President Vladimir Putin's visit to the Russia-annexed Crimea. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced this in a statement, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the ministry, such actions are cynical and a demonstration of Russia's disregard for the universally accepted norms of international law. In addition, according to the ministry, Crimea and Sevastopol are and will remain integral parts of Ukraine and its internationally recognized border. The ministry stressed that this is recognized by the entire world, which has repeatedly expressed its opinion of Russia's illegal actions that violate international law by adopting the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Organization, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and other international organizations, as well as by imposing sanctions on Russia. According to the ministry, it has sent the relevant note of protest to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Putin traveled to Crimea on November 18 to attend the ceremonial unveiling of a monument to Czar Alexander III.