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For US international law is the Mat at the door, on which wipe their feet, said state Duma Deputy from the Crimea Ruslan Balbec. His words leads RIA Novosti.
“International law for the United States — it’s a rug, on which wipe their feet, but presented under the motto the victory of democracy, it is so convenient,” he says.
Balbec believes that by this logic, all legitimate and justified, if we used American weapons. “And in the Crimea, the democratic choice of the population in favor of Russia was held without the approval of Washington and, so this “annexation”, “aggression” and “repression,””, — he concluded.
So the politician reacted to the statement by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo about why Washington refused to recognize the Russian Crimea, but acknowledged the Golan heights part of Israeli territory. Answering the question about the US support of Israel’s annexation of the Golan heights and the simultaneous criticism of the “Russian annexation” of Ukraine, he said “obviously different” situation.
Crimea became part of Russia in 2014, according to the results of the referendum on the Peninsula, in which the majority of voters the people of the region supported this decision. Kiev and the West refused to consider the procedure is legal. In Moscow insist that the procedure conforms to the norms of international law.
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