The April PACE's decision on revocation of credentials of the Russian delegation from the Crimean unauthorized events, said the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin.
"We believe that the reference to the April decision of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ineligible because the reunification of the Crimea with Russia was carried out on the basis of the most democratic procedure of the referendum, when 97 % of the respondents strongly supported the reunification of our Motherland," said Naryshkin correspondents after the meeting of the Chairman of the division of PACE.
" If we follow the logic of those who call this historic event by annexation, then with the same ease authors of this logic we can talk about the fact that the Federal Republic of Germany annexed East Germany or the German Democratic Republic. The logic here is absolutely the same, " said Naryshkin.
However, he noticed that the Russian Federation is fundamentally against such logic as in the case of the GDR, and in the Crimea." We generally always against war standards ", - noted the head of the state Duma.
Crimea did not recognize the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian government decided to hold a referendum on the future life of the region. Valaisiana passed 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 1992 and over the status of Crimea as part of Ukraine?".
the overwhelming majority of voters (96, 77%) With a turnout of 83, 1% were in favour 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 took the Federal constitutional law on education of 2 new regions of the Russian Federation - Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol. The head of the Russian Federation centuries Putin signed both documents. Also before Putin said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter.