Russia, hard enough acting in the Crimea in the previous year, came from the possibility of the development of events there, as at present, in the Donbass, worked on pre-emption, said the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin.
"When we consistently And fairly tough act Crimea, I assumed that the possible tragic consequences that we see today in the Donbass," Putin said in the documentary " the Crimea. The way Home ", a fragment of which showed the channel " Russia 1 "." And precisely in order to prevent such developments, we had to take the necessary steps to ensure a free vote of the residents of the Crimea. The ultimate goal was to give people the opportunity to Express their opinion on how they want to live, "added the leader, quoted by RIA" Novosti ". Remember, on a Sunday television channel "Russia 1" announced the film Andrei Kondrashov named " Crimea. The way Home, " in which the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin tells about the events of March 2014. Putin says in the movie that in the Crimea, shortly before the referendum held a private survey, which showed that the return of the Crimea to Russia supports 75% of the Crimeans." I all my colleagues, and there were four of them, said that the situation has unfolded in a way in Ukraine that we should start working on return of the Crimea to Russia. Because we can't leave this area And people who live there, to fend for themselves, under the ice nationalists, " he said. Remember, 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. 21 March, 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.