Trump claims that Obama has made the return of the Crimea to Russia
LA MALBAIE /Canada/ 9 June. /TASS/. The US President Donald trump made a statement that the return of the Crimea to Russia made the previous head of the Washington administration Barack Obama. His position, he stated, speaking Saturday at the summit of the group of seven in Canada.
“Crimea was lost during the Obama administration,” — said the President of the United States. “He [Obama] has allowed Russia to take the Crimea,” says trump. “Why did he do it?” — noted the President of the United States, speaking about his predecessor.
“I, perhaps, would be a completely different position [on this issue],” added the head of state, without explaining what he meant. While trump said that despite everything they said, since the events have already “been a long time”.
After the coup in Kiev in February 2014, the authorities of Crimea and Sevastopol made the decision to hold a referendum on reunification with Russia. In the vote, which took place on 16 March of the same year, took part more than 80% of eligible voters. For reunification with Russia voted, respectively, 96.7 and 95.6% of residents of Crimea and Sevastopol.
March 18, 2014 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.