TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, previously announced its intention to participate in presidential elections, does not plan to campaign in the Crimea. It is reported RIA Novosti on Friday, October 27.
“I’m not going to campaign in the Crimea, because they believe that the Crimea was annexed illegally. For me it is so,” she said during a dialogue with residents of Yekaterinburg.
Sobchak believes that from the point of view of international law, the Peninsula belongs to Kiev, but Moscow has violated the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 guaranteeing Ukraine’s security in exchange for abandonment of nuclear weapons. The corresponding statement she made at his first press conference after the statement about wanting to compete for the highest office.
In the Kremlin, the position of the possible presidential candidate called wrong. According to the press Secretary of the head of state, “de jure and de facto the Crimea is an integral part of the Russian Federation”.
In turn, the presenter believes that her opinion regarding the ownership of the Peninsula does not violate the law.
Crimea became part of Russia after the March 2014 referendum in which the majority of voters the people of the region supported this decision.