In the European Union have the opportunity to consider the results of a new referendum on Crimea, If he will be monitored by the OSCE, said Fins news senior European source.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after held there in 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.
"If this is done in compliance with international law, under the supervision of the OSCE, maybe we look at (the outcome of the referendum - ed.)", said a diplomatic source, answering the question raised in the West, a number of experts to the idea of holding a new referendum on Crimea and on the possibility to recognize its results.
before the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier said that the OSCE observers in 2014 he received an invitation to the referendum in Crimea, but it wasn't in the rules, upheld by the organization.
the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has stated many times that the residents of the Crimea in a democratic way, in full accordance with international law and the Charter of the United Nations voted for reunification with Russia, respecting and accepting this choice, and this decision is the reality that ought to be considered. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Also urged the European Union to respect the free choice of the Crimeans.
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