Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze said, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.
"We have not seen any strong reaction from the leaders of Europe and the United States on Putin's statement about the uselessness of the Normandy format. Hopefully, after a talk of Poroshenko with Merkel and Hollande, certain statements about the inadmissibility of quitting the Normandy format will be made. Let's wait," she announced.
Additionally, according to Klympush-Tsyntsadze, Western leaders have to receive information on occupied Crimea directly from their representatives on the ground. To this end, Ukraine asks international organizations to deploy observers in the territory of the peninsula.
"We have long time insisted on granting access to Crimea to various organizations, including representatives of the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the United Nations. So that they could monitor the situation around the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian minorities who oppose the occupation regime," Klympush-Tsyntsadze said.
"It's extremely important for us to have international organizations represented in the field. And we would like to have more integral and unequivocal support on behalf of our foreign partners so that these missions will be deployed. So that only this information will serve as a basis for international leaders to make their conclusions," the deputy prime minister added.
As previously reported, Aug. 10, Russia's Federal Security Service announced the alleged elimination of an espionage ring of the Ukrainian Defense Intelligence Agency in Crimea and prevention of a number of terrorist attacks organized by Main Intelligence Department of Ukraine's MoD.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in turn, said that Ukraine "has switched to the practice of terror."