The return of the Crimea to Russia was close to the international law, said the official representative of the Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"I think that the reunification of the Crimea with Russia to the maximum approached to international law, if we are talking about precedents. The people of Crimea for many years fought for their rights, which were required to be guaranteed by the Kiev-based international law, but which has been violated, " - said Zakharov, answering questions from the audience of the Russian service bi-Bi-si informs news Agency.
the Commissioner of the foreign Ministry recalled that the Crimean people many times in recent history have raised the issue of holding a referendum on his life." after two times in the last 10 years of the legitimately elected government in Ukraine was overthrown under pressure from Western countries and by force (first and second squares), Crimeans have realized that they have no opportunity to realize their legitimate rights in a democratic way from Ukraine. They held a referendum, which was seen a record number of commissioners of the world's media, " she said." The will of the people of the Crimea is the main argument in defense of the legitimacy of that decision ", - said Zakharov. Remember, March 16, 2014 Crimea held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, as well as the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.