During political consultations with Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Sergei Kislitsa and First Deputy Foreign Minister of Iraq Nizar Al-Khairullah, representatives of the Iraqi authorities was informed about the situation in the East of Ukraine and in the annexed Crimea, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.
“During the consultations, the sides discussed the current issues of Ukrainian-Iraqi relations, in particular, practical steps to intensify the political dialogue, cooperation in international organizations, expansion of economic and humanitarian cooperation, development of the legal framework for bilateral relations,” the report says.
Reference: Russian Federation occupied the Crimea in February-March 2014, calling the rigged referendum on March 16 "the will of Crimeans to join Russia." Most of the world's countries did not recognize Crimea as Russian territory and imposed a series of economic sanctions against Russia. For Ukraine, the Crimea remains a temporarily occupied territory.