The former head of the United States Jimmy Carter believes that the reunification of Russia And Crimea there was an inevitable step.
"I am well aware of the fact that Khrushchev years ago - although, not so much - gave oversight of Crimea to Ukraine in the form of a gift. This was done with the expectation that Ukraine, like Crimea, was part of one of the Soviet Union. I don't believe there is any immediate prospect of a rupture of relations between Russia And Crimea. I think, because it (the reunification of Russia And Crimea - approx. OPINION) happened almost inevitable step, I agree with this, citizens or not, "he said in the interview of radio station" Voice of America ". According to Carter, " this is like the Crimeans wanted the citizens of Russia, I think."" And I don't think in near future we will see some cancellations that happen, " he added. A Former Vice-President of the European Commission And European Commissioner for enlargement g?nter Verheugen said that Brussels will cancel penalties against Russia's capital immediately upon reaching a peaceful resolution of the conflict situation in Ukraine, noting that Western politicians do not want to link the punishment with the Crimea., in Crimea on March 16 of last year held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. March 21, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea And Sevastopol to Russia and signed the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.