MOSCOW, February 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow does not see any need to hold immediate bilateral consultations on Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
"The Russian Foreign MInistry said in a note that Russia considers the events in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as a result of internal political processes in Ukraine," the ministry said.
Ukrainian diplomat Ruslan Nimchinsky has been given a note to hold immediate consultations under Article 7 of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Russia and Ukraine of May 31, 1997.
“The Russian Foreign Ministry gave a note to Ukraine over the movement of Black Sea Fleet’s armoured vehicles in Crimea in order to protect the Fleet’s deployment site on the territory of Ukraine in compliance with the basic Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the Black Sea Fleet,” the ministry said.