ArmInfo.. Official Yerevan sharply answered the Ukrainian Embassy in Armenia.
Thus, the Armenian Foreign Ministry, responding to the accusations of the Ukrainian side about Armenia's violation of obligations, in connection with the visit of Armenian citizens to Crimea, in particular, said: "Armenia is committed to its international obligations and has never restricted the fundamental right of its citizens to freedom of movement. If necessary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs RA makes travel recommendations based on security issues. "
Earlier, the Ukrainian Embassy in Armenia expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that a group of RA citizens visited Crimea. "Most of this group is not the first time making a visit in violation of Ukrainian legislation on visiting the occupied Crimea. In this regard, we would like to recall that violation of the rules for visiting the occupied territories involves not only administrative, but also criminal liability in accordance with Ukrainian legislation," noted in the Ukrainian diplomatic mission, while expressing dissatisfaction with the fact that there was information about the possible establishment of relations between Armenia and the Crimea in the various fields. The Embassy noted that the establishment of such relations would be a violation of the cooperation agreement between Armenia and Ukraine of May 14, 1996.
"In addition, some Armenian media under the influence of Russia report that these persons appear to be from the estate of Armenia, which is also of concern. In this regard, we appeal to RA citizens and urge them to comply with the rules of visiting the occupied Crimea, as required by Ukrainian law," the Ukrainian Embassy in Armenia noted.