Ukraine says will never recognise Crimea integration into Russia

A man reads a free newspaper with the headline "Crimea chooses Russia" on a street in Simferopol on March 17, 2014. Ukraine will never recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea, a spokesman for the foreign ministry in Kiev said Tuesday, March 18, 2014,
A man reads a free newspaper with the headline "Crimea chooses Russia" on a street in Simferopol on March 17, 2014. Ukraine will never recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea, a spokesman for the foreign ministry in Kiev said Tuesday, March 18, 2014, quoted by news agency Interfax-Ukraine. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine will never recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea, a spokesman for the foreign ministry in Kiev said Tuesday, quoted by news agency Interfax-Ukraine.

"We do not recognise and will never recognise the so-called independence and so-called agreement on Crimea's integration into Russia," said Yevgen Perebyinis, adding that the signed accord had "nothing to do with democracy, rule of law or common sense."

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