Crimean Tatar Resource Center

Austria continues to support the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine

22 February 2021

The Austrian Federal Ministry for European, Integration and Foreign Affairs reacted to the information about the participation of the Austrian architectural bureau Coop Himmelblau in the construction of an opera house in Sevastopol, stating that the actions of private companies are not state activities. This was reported by the Ukrinform media agency.

“Austria supports the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and condemns the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. Austria fully supports the relevant EU non-recognition policy, including the sanctions regime, and treats its implementation in good faith”,- the statement said.

The ministry noted that the actions of private companies, including the architectural bureau Coop Himmelblau, are not state activities, and therefore cannot represent violations of the policy of non-recognition.