The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a note of protest to the Republic of Nicaragua, which appointed an honorary consul in the Russian-occupied Crimea.
As reported by "European Truth", this was stated by Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba during an online conference.
"The Nicaraguan government has officially appointed an honorary consul in the occupied Crimea. It is not a classic consul, but an honorary consul, a separate form of representation when a citizen of the country where the consulate opens begins to represent the interests of another country. the odious character Oleg Belaventsev has been appointed consul, "Kuleba said.
In 2019, Belaventsev was sentenced by the Sviatoshynskyi District Court of Kyiv to 13 years in prison for encroaching on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. He was one of the active participants in the annexation of Crimea.
The Minister stressed that Ukraine considers such illegal actions of Nicaragua as an openly unfriendly step and an attempt to legitimize the illegal occupation of the Crimean peninsula.
"A note has already been sent to the Nicaraguan government demanding that the decision be revoked immediately. It warns that in the absence of a response, Ukraine is ready to impose sanctions in accordance with its legislation," Kuleba added.
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