KEYWORDS TODAY:   UKRAINERUSSIAIRAQISDAVUTOGLU

Putin's Visit to Crimea Meets Western Outrage

World | May 10, 2014, Saturday // 11:04| Views: 1135 | Comments: 4
  • Send to Kindle
Putin: Putin's Visit to Crimea Meets Western Outrage Russian President Vladimir puts a candle while visiting St. Vladimir`s Cathedral in Sevastopol, Crimea, 09 May 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to the recently-annexed Crimean peninsula was condemned by EU, US and NATO officials. 

Putin's visit drew criticism from the White House and also from NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The latter explained the alliance still considered the peninsula to be Ukrainian territory, and Ukraine's authorities had not invited Russia's President there.  

The US State Department described his trip as "provocative and unnecessary".

US National Security Council spokesperson Laura Magnuson was quoted by the BBC as saying that the visit "only served to fuel tension".

After the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia's President flew to Crimea to mark the 70th anniversary since the city of Sevastopol was freed from Nazi forces. 

During his visit to Sevastopol Putin urged respect for Russian people's rights.

"We are regarding all countries, all people with respect. We respect their legal rights and interests. But we also wish that everybody take our legal interests into account, including the restoration of historical justice and the right to self-determination," Putin added while speaking in front ot the crown.

He also praised Crimean citizens for their loyalty to a "historical truth" they had shown  by becoming part of Russia.



His visit preceded Sunday's referendum in the east and south of Ukraine, which Kiev authorities have vowed not to recognize and which pro-Russian separatists expect to lead either toward federalization of the country or toward joining Russia.

Crimea broke away from Ukraine and was incorporated into the Russian Federation following a local referendum on March 16, and both Kiev and the West have expressed concern that Donetsk and Luhansk might repeat the same scenario.

While Russia's President was on the peninsula for the May 9 celebrations, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was his special envoy to Moldova's Russian-populated enclave of Transnistria which demands to become part of Russia, but has not been officially recognized even by Moscow.

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, EU, US, NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!

Leave a comment


» To the forumComments (4)
#4
Joe Daune - 12 May 2014 // 07:24:42

BG, SBLC, MTN, Bank Bonds, Bank Draft, T strips and other.
email:jduane076@gmail.com
Joeduane@consultant.com

#3
Joe Daune - 12 May 2014 // 07:24:19

We offer fresh cut bank instrument for lease/sale, such as BG, SBLC, MTN, Bank Bonds, Bank Draft, T strips and other. Leased Instruments can be obtained at minimal expense to the borrower compared to other banking options and we also discount/monetize BG's.
This offer is open to both individuals and corporate bodies.
If in need of our services, contact me for detail information.
Thank you,
Mr.Joe Duane
email:jduane076@gmail.com
Joeduane@consultant.com

#2
Yane - 10 May 2014 // 12:12:26

CRIMEA IS RUSSIA

Victory Parade in Crimea's Sevastopol 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo6zdTc-4BQ

#1
Optimistic - 10 May 2014 // 12:04:31

The US and NATO critize Putin, but they are silent on the murdering that their Kiev puppets are doing in Mariupol.

The Crimea gave Putin a lovely welcome, the people there are lucky to escape from the Ukranian mess.

Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria