The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Chargé d'affaires Mohammad Sabah Al Haj Bakri in connection with the statements of Syria's parliament speaker on ownership of the occupied Crimea. The Foreign Ministry spokesman Marian Betza told it edition "Ukrainska Pravda".
"On October 20 the Foreign Ministry summoned the Chargé d'Affaires of Syria to Ukraine to express strong protest and to receive an explanation of the statements of the speaker of the Syrian Parliament on the issue of ownership of the Crimea", — Betza said.
"Ukraine noted that this statement is an unfriendly step towards our country and causes deep resentment. It was clearly stated that the Crimea was and remains part of Ukraine in accordance with international law. In addition, it is confirmed by UN General Assembly resolution of 27 March 2014 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine", — the representative of the Foreign Ministry said.
On October 19 speaker of the Syrian parliament Hadi Abbas, in an interview with the International Russian edition "Sputnik" said the annexed Crimea is part of Russia.