Alexander Shishlo. Circumstances with the separation of Crimea from Ukraine has provoked Not Russia, and the European Union, said the MP of the European Parliament (EP) from Spain Javier Couso Permuy.
"Who started it? In fact, It is Not Russia that prompted This motion (the Declaration of independence - ed.) and we choose (with the recognition by the EU of the independence of Kosovo, " said he, speaking Wednesday at the debate in the EP in Strasbourg on the report on the strategic military situation in the black sea region in connection with joining of Crimea to Russia.
discussion broadcast on the website of the EP.
for its part, the Parliamentary Assembly of Italy's Fabio Massimo Castaldo said its concern at the aggressive position of the EP in relation to Russia." Not only the black sea, but Also darkly what is happening here in the European Parliament. No need to talk about the cold war, This is a very hot war. It is rather militant fever, militaristic drift (EP - ed) ", - he finished.
The MP emphasized the fact that the colleague from Romania Iohana Mircea Pascu, a report on the strategic military situation in the black sea region, " does Not contain any self-criticism "." on the international arena, the players are depending on geopolitical interests. Russia Is Also makes, at times, worthy opponents, but the same can be said about Europe and the US, " he said.
for example, According to PA, the annexation of Crimea to Russia, which, in the opinion of the EP, is illegal, has made a profound change in the strategic Situation in the Black sea basin and the surrounding region. In the prepared report alleging the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea to Russia and support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The parliamentarian from Italy believes that a serious risk is that of the Russian Federation, by getting closer to China and Iran, form " block, which will create a lot more questions."" Need to revive diplomatic dialogue with Moscow ", - finished MEP.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the 16 March 2014 referendum in which the overwhelming majority of voters voted for reunification with Russia. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter.
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.