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Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the “Opposition bloc” Yevhen Balitsky spent part of his vacation in Crimea and asked local residents why they voted for joining Russia. He told about it on air of TV channel NewsOne.
“There are people who twist a finger at a temple and say: “what return are you? Here there?” And about Bandera talking about burnt in Odessa, about the coup. Most people — I can hand on heart put. Believe me, this is not what I want or I do not want to think so many people,” said Balitsky. The MP noted that Ukraine needs to understand the cause of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.
The MP also said that after the referendum on the Peninsula, many law enforcement and military decided to take Russian citizenship.
Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 following a referendum in which the overwhelming majority of residents voted for joining Russia. Kiev and the West refused to recognize the results of the plebiscite. In Moscow, noted that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.
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