The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov and the speaker of the state Council of the Republic Vladimir Konstantinov told that introduced a year earlier with regard to them the punishment of the West had no impact on their lives, adding that even when their cancellation will not go abroad.
USA for the first time introduced on March 17, 2014 punishment relatively high position of the Russian and Crimean politicians. The limits suggested a ban on entering the space, the U.S. and the blocking of assets and property. The list includes eleven people, and among them Aksenov and Konstantinov. On the same day for sanctions joined the European Union, expanding the list to 21 people.
"I own person before this vacation did not go, did not expect to go further. Moreover if our enemies don't want us to see, we are in their country will find where to go. I need this (to go abroad) no, " said Aksenov at a press conference.
Konstantinov has said that he believes that countries that have imposed against the Crimea and Crimean punishment, as reflected in their attitude to the will of the people. In this regard, the proposal to go abroad in Western countries he considers immoral.
"If tomorrow against me and Sergey Valerievich (Aksenova) punishment will take off, we eventually there will not go. They are all well-known story of the Crimea to read and in front of us and the Crimeans to ask forgiveness for what They do not recognize the results, not even trying to understand all the circumstances of the referendum, " said the speaker.
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 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 both documents. Also before Putin said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine considers the Crimea her, but at the time occupied territory. The USA, EU and partner countries Also do not recognize the reunification of Russia and the Crimea, They have imposed sanctions against the parts authorized by the Russian Federation and organizations. Read more about sanctions against Russia, see
in response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have imposed regarding her punishment.
Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.