On the fifth anniversary of the Crimea’s annexation, Poland expresses its support to Ukraine and Ukrainians who live in the Crimea, wrote the Polish Embassy to Ukraine on Twitter.
Polish diplomats stressed that forcible change of the borders should not be allowed. "Poland and Poles remember Ukraine and its citizens who remained in annexed Crimea. We will not stop our efforts to return Ukraine's territorial integrity. We cannot allow the forcible change of state borders to be legalized,” the statement reads.
The German Foreign Ministry also denounced the annexation of the Crimea by Russia calling it “a fatal violation of the law”. On the fifth anniversary of the Crimea, Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan stated that Canada's support of Ukraine remains unwavering.
High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini stated in the declaration for the fifth anniversary of Russian annexation of the Crimea that the European Union does not recognize Russia's annexation of the Crimea and continues to condemn it.
It has been five years since Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the Crimea’s accession to Russia following the pseudo-referendum on March 16, 2014.