Issue of Russia's Sovereignty Over Crimea is Closed - Crimean Authorities

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
Issue of Russia
Published 11-10-2017, 00:00
Crimean authorities have expressed their position on Czech president's proposal to compensate Kiev financially for the loss of the peninsula after the 2014 referendum on the reunification with Russia.

SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — The issue of Russia's sovereignty over Crimea cannot be placed into question by other states, the head of Crimean Government’s Committee for Ethnic Relations Zaur Smirnov told Sputnik Tuesday, commenting on proposal by Czech President Milos Zeman regarding the possibility for Moscow to compensate Kiev financially for the loss of Crimea.

Zeman said earlier in the day that he saw possibilities for Moscow compensating Kiev financially or with oil and gas following the 2014 referendum on the peninsula's reunification with Russia. According to Zeman, this reunification is an accomplished fact and Kiev's attempts to get the peninsula back could lead to a war in Europe.

"The Crimean issue has been ultimately closed. This is the position of the Russian president. The Crimean residents consider this position to be the only acceptable and doubtless. All other opinions are subjective," Zaur Smirnov said.

According to him, it is unacceptable to measure the desire of the Crimean residents to live in their historical homeland — Russia — with any material benefits.

Crimea rejoined Russia in 2014after almost 96 percent of its voters supported the move through a referendum held in March 2014. Brussels, as well as Kiev and Washington, did not recognize the referendum results. Russian authorities have repeatedly said that the Crimean residents decided to rejoin Russia in a democratic procedure and that the referendum was conducted in compliance with international law.

 

sputniknews.com

Comments: 0
Experts' Panel
Save the Planet Expert`s Pannel
Presently a growing number of people, including well known and...
Save the Planet Expert`s Pannel
Top
popular in the journal
RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 10...

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 10...

RUSSIA AND COVID. Latest numbers: total cases 1046K; total deaths 18,263; tests per 1 million 270K. Russia has done 39.5 million tests (fourth after China, USA ...
The Latest Putin-Poisons-Critics...

The Latest Putin-Poisons-Critics...

International news is abuzz over the poisoning of yet another Putin critic. This time the victim is Alexei Navalny. He's been a de facto leader of activities in ...
Navalny and a Palace Coup Against...

Navalny and a Palace Coup Against...

Contrary to the belief that Putin is an unstoppable tyrant, something may be up. Is it a palace coup in the making? Or is it an improbable string of blunders?
Project Schnauzer: Merkel\

Project Schnauzer: Merkel\'s Plot...

Beneath the scandalous stories of Alexei Navalny's poisoning in Siberia by Putin, a sinister plot is unfolding. The venue: Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel seems at the ...
Round Table September 24: 19.00 -...

Round Table September 24: 19.00 -...