The Parliament of Ukraine at a meeting on Thursday renamed Russian airport " Simferopol ", giving it the name of the national hero of the Crimean Tatar people Amet-Khan Sultan.
in the Soviet Union Amet-Khan Sultan was known as a military pilot during the great Patriotic war, honored test pilot, twice Hero of the Soviet Union.
"The provision of airport names of national heroes is common practice. Renaming the airport, we perpetuate the hero, leaving it to future generations. Sultan Amet-Khan is a national Hero, Soviet flying ACE, the participant of the Second world war ", - said the people's Deputy from the faction "popular front" Andrew Teeruk, presenting the document in Parliament.
conclusion about renaming supported 240 parliamentarians with the necessary minimum of 226 votes.
in March 2014, Sevastopol and the Crimea, whose capital is the city of Simferopol and where is its airport, became the Russian regions after the referendum in which an overwhelming number of residents were in favour of joining the Russian Federation. Kiev, the annexation of the Crimea into structure of Russia does not recognize.
Crimea did not recognize the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian government and decided to hold a referendum on the future life of the region. Valaisiana passed on March 16, 2014. In the Bulletin were made to two questions: "are You for the reunification of the Crimea with Russia on the rights of the subject of the Russian Federation?" and " are You for the restoration of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea of 1992 and for the status of Crimea as part of Ukraine?"
the overwhelming number of voters (96, 77%) with a turnout of 83, 1% were in favor of reunification with Russia. The corresponding agreement was signed on 18 March, then it was approved by the State Duma and the Federation Council. They Also adopted the Federal constitutional law on education of 2 new regions of the Russian Federation - Republic of Crimea and the Federal city of Sevastopol. The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has signed both documents. Also before, Putin said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter.