Ukrainian Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons notes that the German companies DHL Express, Adidas and Puma are illegally working in Russian-annexed Crimea, the ministry's website reports.
"While monitoring compliance with the legal regime of the temporarily occupied territory, the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons found evidence of activities by German companies DHL Express, Adidas AG, Puma SE on the territory of the Crimean peninsula," the statement says.
The Ministry emphasizes that the work of these companies in the Crimea contradicts the policy of non-recognition envisioned in the UN General Assembly resolution on the territorial integrity of Ukraine dated March 27, 2014 and violates the restrictive measures or sanctions established by the European Union against the Russian Federation.
"In view of the above, the Ministry appealed to the relevant authorities to adopt statutory measures aimed at protecting the independence, state sovereignty, security, territorial integrity and inviolability of the state border, the national interests of Ukraine," the statement said.
In related news, 1,300 foreigners were barred from entering Ukraine due to their visits to the Crimea.