German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking about the "annexation" of Crimea, 've used the wrong term, It was legitimate reunification, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
Merkel in the article "why the G7 summit is obliged to go beyond the powers of crisis diplomacy, published in the canadian newspaper Globe and Mail, wrote:" Who would believe that after 25 years the Field of post-cold war European order will be questioned by the annexation of Crimea?"
"If I remember correctly, MS Merkel in his statement made a mistake of terminology. She used the word " annexation ", and not joining. We believe, because This is a wrong definition ", - said Peskov told reporters.
according to him, the story is about the reunion of the Crimea with Russia, besides the voluntary and legitimate under the current law, as well as among them Ukrainian." This decision was made and the referendum, and legitimate legislature of Crimea, which was a legitimate act, as well and within the Ukrainian, at that time, law. For this reason, the "annexation" here cannot be applied, We think It is a mistake, " explained Sands.
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.