In the Crimea, which is an integral part of the Russian Federation, there is no place representative of the President of Ukraine, his appointment will not affect the fate of the inhabitants of the region, told RIA Novosti Vice-speaker of Crimean Parliament Remzi Ilyasov.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has appointed Boris Babin the new permanent representative of the Ukrainian President in the Crimea. Poroshenko believes that Babin needs to work on the return of the Crimea to the Ukraine.
“This decision for Crimea means nothing to the fate of the Crimean people it will have no effect. Crimea as an integral part of the Russian Federation do not need any representative of a foreign state, Crimeans do not need third-party custody,” said Ilyasov.
According to him, this appointment is a provocation and speculation on the Crimean issue. “Unfortunately, the President continues to earn in the Crimea his political capital to their Western masters,” said the Vice-speaker of the Crimean Parliament.
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. Representation of the President of Ukraine in Crimea is located in Kherson, earlier this post was held by Natalia Popovich.
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.”