The foreign Ministry of Ukraine demands from the Russian Federation to cancel the call for military service in Crimea and Sevastopol
KIEV, October 3. /TASS/. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine demands from Russia to cancel the call for military service in Crimea and Sevastopol.
“The Ministry of foreign Affairs expresses strong protest about the Russian Federation’s intentions to hold a call for military service in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol”, — said the foreign Ministry, demanding to cancel the call.
After the forceful removal from power in February 2014 President Viktor Yanukovych in the Crimea and in the East of Ukraine began mass protests. The authorities of Crimea and Sevastopol March 16, 2014 held a referendum on reunification with Russia. It was attended by more than 80% of eligible voters. For reunification with Russia voted 96.7% and 95.6%, respectively.
18 Mar 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a Treaty accepting the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation, and on March 21 the document was ratified by the Federal Assembly. Despite the strong results of the referendum, Kiev refused to recognize Crimea part of Russia.
27 September, Putin signed a decree on conscription for military service 134 thousand.