Journalist and human rights activist Catherine Gordon, who announced earlier intention to run for the upcoming presidential elections, pointed to the Russian status of Crimea. The corresponding statement she made in a video in which he responded to some of the most frequently asked questions. A video posted on her website Wednesday, 1 November.
“I believe that Crimea is our. Not the point, and exclamation point. Everything else is idle chatter,” said Gordon.
The human rights activist also believes that it is necessary to remove the body of Vladimir Lenin from red square. “(…) This primitive savagery. But to cremate or bury in the ground — let them decide for relatives,” she said.
24 Oct TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, who also intends to compete for the highest office, said 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. Later, Sobchak has proposed for the Peninsula new referendum. This caused a great outcry and criticism from many politicians. In particular, the Vice speaker of Crimean Parliament Remzi Ilyasov called the proposal Sobchak attempt to draw attention to themselves and earn cheap political capital.
Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 after a meeting held in the region of the referendum in which an overwhelming majority of voters supported the decision. Kiev to recognize the results of the plebiscite refused. In Moscow, noted that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.