"Sanctions" tactics of the European Union, the ways economic and political blackmail for Russia is hopeless, Moscow will not compromise on national interests, according to the explanation of the Department of information and press the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, published on the first day of the weekend.
The EU Council on June 19 issued a press release stating extending until June 23, 2016, of restrictive measures concerning Crimea and Sevastopol.
"Crimea and Sevastopol are an integral part of the Russian Federation. It's time to accept it as a given that cannot be changed by means of economic and political blackmail. Push the "Sanctions" tactics with respect to Russia is absolutely useless - it is a mistake to wait that it will force us to sacrifice national interests and principled position on key issues ", - told in international Ministry.
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.