Poklonskaya said Sobchak, for a new referendum in Crimea with Putin’s words
MOSCOW, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti. The Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia” Natalia Poklonskaya responded to the offer of Ksenia Sobchak to hold in Crimea a referendum is again on the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin that the status of Crimea and Sevastopol is not discussed.
Previously Sobchak, who decided to run for the presidential elections of Russia, suggested to hold in Crimea a referendum. Sobchak, who has positioned himself as the candidate “against all” has previously stated that he considers the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. The statement caused a great resonance and criticism from many politicians. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the words Sobchak of belonging of the Crimea is wrong “in fact and form” and the affiliation of the Peninsula is not negotiable — it is the de facto and de jure an integral part of Russia.
Our President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin said that the status of Crimea and Sevastopol is not discussed. And to the point.Natalia Poklonskaya
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.”