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Ukraine has sent Russia a note of protest because of the Victory parade in the Crimea

Kiev has sent Moscow a note of protest because of the Victory parade in the Crimea. This is stated in the statement published on the website of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.

The Department believes that the celebrations on the Peninsula lead to "an escalation of tensions in Ukrainian-Russian relations."

On the eve of the Victory parades were held in Sevastopol, Simferopol and Kerch.

Kiev has repeatedly expressed protests, including from visits to the Crimea by the Russian first persons. Moscow gets this note without consideration and reaction.

The Russian foreign Ministry has repeatedly stressed that nobody has the right to tell the Russian authorities when and how to visit the regions.