The referendum in Crimea in March last year was conducted in Accordance with democratic principles and will forever remain in history as one of the most significant events, said at the meeting with the authorities of Yalta former Prime Minister of Japan, President of the society of friendship "Japan - Russia" Yukio Hatoyama.
He expressed respect for the opposition, because they were able to solve their own " territorial issue ", because of what the Crimea was annexed to Russia by peaceful, democratic means, transmits Criminals "." I am convinced that the way in which a Referendum was held in the Crimea, and how at the expense of democratically held referendum was resolved territorial issue, will remain in history as one of the most iconic events, " He said. According to Japanese policy in the international community until now hear criticism on the question of what the Crimean Referendum, as if, contrary to the Ukrainian Constitution." However, from the information that I had gleaned today, I am pleased to have learned that the Crimean Referendum and corresponds to the Ukrainian legislation as well As among them, " summed up Hatoyama. According to the comments of the former Prime Minister of Japan, Crimeans their actions showed an example of true democracy. According to the information of the all-Russian center for the study of the opinions of a large number of citizens (VTSIOM), published on 10 March, a Large number of respondents (91%) estimate without a doubt a positive occurrence of the Peninsula in Russia. Recall that in the Crimea, 16 March 2014 a Referendum was held on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants were in favour of joining region in Russia. And on March 21 the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia, as well As the decree on the formation of the Crimean Federal district.