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Newsline: Ukraine sends diplomatic note of protest to Germany

Ukraine has sent a diplomatic note to the German Foreign Ministry over the visit to Russia-occupied Crimea of the head of right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) Markus Frohnmeier and AfD member of the European Parliament Marcus Pretzell, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrij Melnyk said. “We sent a note of protest to the German Foreign Office in terms of illegal visit of the German politicians to Crimea,” Melnyk wrote in Twitter microblog. He also said that now members of AfD party are threatened with a ban to enter Ukraine. In a comment to German Weekly Spiegel Melnyk said that the German government must “take all necessary steps to prevent such violation of the Ukrainian legislation in future.” As media earlier reported, on April 24, German, Czech and Austrian parliamentarians came to Crimea to participate in Yalta International Economic Forum.



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