The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the governmental law on introduction of changes into certain laws of Ukraine regarding the date selection "the beginning of the temporary occupation" of Crimea.
in the explanatory note it is reported that upon the seizure of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was held on 26 February 2014, and " violation of the armed forces of the procedure of crossing the state border of Ukraine and illegal stay on the territory of Ukraine for further temporary occupation of the Peninsula - 20 February 2014 ", reports RIA " Novosti ". For this decision voted 239 people's deputies of the 299 who have an account in the session hall. On March 16 of last year in the Crimea held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. March 21, 2014 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.