Answered strictly according to the Charter: the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres asked the question about his attitude to the reunification of the Crimea with Russia
The UN considers the principle of territorial integrity of all States in the ranks of the Commonwealth, as one of the main theses of the existence of such structures.
According to “Russian conversation”, the answer came from the head of the UN’s Antonio Guterres to the question about the attitude to the current situation of the Crimean Peninsula. The head of the organization met with a group of Italian journalists, among whom were employees of the newspaper La Stampa.
“It is clear that there are some basic principles, and one of them – territorial integrity of member countries of the UN,” – said Guterres.
He expressed hope that the representatives of the international community to provide confirmation of these principles.
We will remind, the head of the UN was replaced on 1 January this year. This response high-ranking officials has become a kind of first comment in this post .
It is worth noting that the Kremlin believes that it is appropriate to give explanations about the reasons that led to the referendum in the Crimea. But talk about the potential “return” of the Russian region do not intend to.