During the press conference with Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs stated that he considers the illegal annexation of Crimea a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and therefore will not visit Yalta.
"All I can tell you is that the policy of the government has been unchanged. We believe that a violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine took place, for the first time since 1945. We are looking with regret at this. We hope that it is possible to find some solution to this problem," B.Johnson stated, answering the question whether he plans to visit Yalta.
Sergey Lavrov, in response answered that the inhabitants of the Crimea had decided to secede from Ukraine by the results of the referendum, and "those who want to make sure that the Crimeans have made their choice freely, they go to the Crimea, and do not believe in propaganda of our Ukrainian neighbors".
“As I have said at the beginning, we will not be able to reach agreement on all the issues, we have different points of view on what happened in the Crimea for example, or in cyberspace, But I hope our today's conversation with Sergey demonstrates - there are problems in our relations, but this does not prevent Russia and Britain, when necessary, try to move forward in the interests of the whole world,” the Head of the British Foreign Ministry summed up.
Earlier, QHA reported that Boris Johnson, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister argued at a press conference in Moscow because of the data on Russia's interference to the politics of different countries.