SIMFEROPOL, 4 Dec — RIA Novosti. The position of Western countries in relation to the Crimea for the last time changed in a positive direction, said the Vice-Premier of the Crimean government on matters of external economic relations Georgy Muradov.
“Politically, the situation in Crimea in General and in relations with the Russian Federation began to change in recent years in a positive direction. In Western countries, come to power politicians who soberly assess the situation in the Crimea and intend to improve relations with Russia”, — told RIA Novosti Muradov.
According to him, an example of this are the elections of the United States, as well as in several countries of the European Union.
“The recognition of the Crimea is not required, the Crimea is part of Russian Federation. The idea is to take off all the sanctions of the blockade phenomenon. De facto to the recognition in practice of the Crimea as a subject of the Russian Federation to quietly came to the investors, the planes flew, including foreign companies, were sailing ships. Now it’s all blocked,” — said Deputy Prime Minister.
Muradov am sure that the international community will perceive the Crimea as an integral part of Russia.
Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russian Federation. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue “is closed permanently.”