In LNR explained the presence of the Crimea in the draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine
The issue of amending the Constitution of Ukraine in connection with the reunification of Crimea with Russia is not included into the competence of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass, said Last news authorized representative LNR on Minsk talks Vladislav Danego, explaining the preservation of Crimea and Sevastopol into the prepared DPR and LPR the draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine.
In accordance with the Minsk agreements, the Ukrainian authorities are obliged to adjust to the country's Constitution " with regard to the peculiarities of individual regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, agreed with the commissioners of these districts ". Yesterday the authorities LNR and DNR unveiled a new version of the draft changes to the Constitution, the list of the territorial units of Ukraine are " Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. Before the authorities of the republics made statements that indicated a recognition of the annexation of Crimea into the Russian Federation. So, the people's Council LNR in March paid homage to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the anniversary of the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia.
"This is not our competence to amend the Constitution of Ukraine regarding the presence or absence in its composition of Crimea. We are exactly in the framework of the Minsk agreements. In the Minsk agreements words about Crimea not. We have not authorized any changes in relation to the Crimea to amend the Constitution of Ukraine - we (they) do not have the ability to be in principle, " explained Danego.
for this reason, according to his statement, appropriate changes in the article have been made only regarding the status controlled by DND and LNR areas." Open the current version of the Constitution of Ukraine: there is added " of individual districts of the Donetsk region ", " separate districts of Luhansk region ". Just in these articles added two subjects, " - said Danego.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after held there in March 2014 referendum in which an overwhelming number of residents were in favour of joining the Russian Federation. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Kiev, despite the outcome of the referendum, still considers Crimea its territory.