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The U.S. Department of state coincided with a statement entitled “Crimea is Ukraine” for four years the reunion of the Republic with Russia. Document published on the website of the foreign Ministry.
The state Department quickly responded to Vladimir Putin’s visit to Crimea, devoted to the referendum on the status of Crimea held on March 16, 2014, calling the visit of Russian President “campaign rally.” “During today’s campaign rally in Crimea, Russian President Putin reiterated about the Russian claims to Ukrainian territory”.
American diplomats also “remembered” as Crimeans four years ago “voted under the close supervision of Tommy”.
Later, the Russian Embassy in Washington replied to a comment of the state Department, stating that the entry of the Peninsula in structure of Russia is fully consistent with the norms of international law. “The same unfounded accusations of our country in the undermining of international order in connection with the visit of the President of Russia of the Crimea see another blatant attempt to influence the political situation we have in the context of the upcoming elections,” — said the Embassy.
March 14, Putin stressed that its decision Crimeans to “restore historic justice that was disrupted in the Soviet times, when Crimea and Sevastopol are illegal, even according to Soviet law, were alienated from the Russian Federation, of the RSFSR”.
Crimea became part of Russia in the spring of 2014. March 16 in the region held a referendum in which, according to official data, the overwhelming majority voted for joining Russia. On 18 March, the decision on acceptance of the Peninsula into the Russian Federation, announced in an extraordinary message to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kiev refused to recognize the results of the plebiscite.
18 March 2018 will be the election of the President of Russia. Vladimir Putin is running as an independent candidate.
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