The Federation Council member Alexei Pushkov suggested that the inhabitants of the Crimea will refuse support of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. About this he wrote on Twitter.
“We all know how Poroshenko “took care” of Donetsk. Now he promises “not to leave without the support of the Crimean people.” Something tells me they will refuse”, — said the Senator.
Earlier on Sunday, 26 February, the Ukrainian leader in Facebook said that Kyiv will support the residents of the Peninsula. In the social network he again accused Russia of violating human rights in Crimea, and also stated that Russia seized the region, “taking in hostages of millions of people.” “The entire civilized world knows that Crimea is Ukraine. We continue our struggle”, — said Poroshenko.
State Duma Deputy Ruslan Balbec reacted to these words as follows: “Crimeans will be grateful to Poroshenko, if it will leave them without your Intrusive care and attention”.
Crimea became part of Russia after the March 2014 referendum in which voters voted for the region to join the Russian Federation. Ukraine and some other countries considers the territory occupied. In Moscow insist that the reunification of the Crimea with Russia was conducted in accordance with international law and the question of the return of the Peninsula is not negotiable.