Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has had a phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Andrew Deshchytsa, according to a message posted on the website of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on Feb.28.
The foreign ministers discussed the situation in the country, as well as the recent developments in Crimea, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
It is also expected that the Turkish foreign minister will visit Ukraine tomorrow.
Ankara supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, as this is very important for Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Feb. 27 commenting of the recent developments in Crimea.
On Feb.26 several thousand people participating in two rallies gathered in front of Supreme Council of Crimea. Some were chanting "Crimea is not Russia", "Ukraine, Ukraine." There were many supporters of the Majlis (parliament) of the Crimean Tatar People among them. Others were chanting, "Russia, Russia" under the flags of the Crimea and Russia.
Around 30 people were injured during the meeting, six of them were hospitalized, ITAR TASS reported.
Unknown people captured the building of Crimea's parliament and the Council of Ministers on the night of Feb.27, a representative of the press service of Crimea's parliament told RIA Novosti.
As a result of protests in the Ukraine, the country's President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted. The Verkhovna Rada (parliament) has approved the new composition of the parliament and is preparing to hold pre-term elections.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.