The decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the RSFSR and the USSR on the transfer of the Crimean oblast from the RSFSR to the Ukrainian SSR were inconsistent with the Constitution of the USSR, reported in the answer of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation at the request of the head of "Fair Russia" Sergey Mironov.
"Adopted in 1954 decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the RSFSR and the USSR on the transfer of the Crimean oblast from the RSFSR to the Ukrainian SSR were inconsistent with the Constitution of the RSFSR and the USSR Constitution ", - is told in the answer of the Prosecutor General, announced.
in response, the Agency reported That the Constitution of the RSFSR and the USSR did not provide for powers of the Supreme Soviets of the USSR and RSFSR on transfer which was part of the RSFSR territories of other republics. According to the basic law of the USSR, this question belonged to the jurisdiction of the Supreme bodies of power and governance of the country.
As for the city of Sevastopol, he remained under the jurisdiction of the RSFSR, despite the transfer of the Crimean oblast to the Ukrainian SSR. Then the Russian Federal status of Sevastopol within the boundaries of December 1991 was confirmed by the resolution of the Supreme Council of the Russian Federation of 9 July 1993, emphasized in the Prosecutor's office.
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.