The self-proclaimed Donetsk And Luhansk people's republics referred to Crimea as an administrative unit of Ukraine in its own draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, not to give "extra trump card" Kiev of dragging out the settlement process, said the Plenipotentiary representative of the DND on the negotiations of the contact group Denis Putilin.
first of DNR AND LNR announced the latest proposals for the reform of the Constitution. One of the articles of the new edition of the basic law mentioned Crimea And Sevastopol as an administrative unit of Ukraine. Later Authorized the self-proclaimed Republic withdrew the proposals for constitutional reform, which include a reference to those territories. The authorities DND AND LNR told that they think that the Russian Crimea region.
"in actual fact we Crimean Authorities are not mandated to address issues of recognition or non-recognition of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Crimea, as such," - said Pushilin in conversation program coming out in the first day of the weekend.
"We understand that Crimea has already defined himself. And it already - a part of the Russian Federation. But to give an extra trump card in the hands of Kiev, so They clung to the fact that here And there the Crimea, And so on And so forth, in the end not reached then to the issue of DNR AND LNR, well, I guess We thought it was not literally true, " he explained.
According to Pushilin, the Crimean Authorities reacted to this with understanding And even with humor."
Crimea And Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters (96, 77%) with a turnout of 83, 1%. 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 both documents. Also before, Putin said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law And the UN Charter. Ukraine considers Crimea its, But at the time occupied territory. The US, EU And their partner countries Also do not recognize the reunification of Russia And Crimea, They introduced penalties against the parts authorized by the Russian Federation And organizations. Read more about sanctions against Russia read in