Crimea Part of Russia, Says Regional Deputy PM
A decree making Crimea part of the Russian Federation was voted in the regional Parliament on Thursday.
Russian armed forces are "the only lawful armed force on the territory", Crimea Deputy PM Rustam Termigaliev was reported as saying.
Tensions in Crimea have reached a peak as the MPs of its autonomous regional parliament voted on Thursday in favour of seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia.
A referendum on independence from Kiev, which was to be held March 30, was rescheduled for March 16.
On the peninsula, gunmen are also reported to have prevented a team from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from entering Crimean territory to begin a previously announced monitoring mission.
In the Russian capital Moscow, MPs are already debating the bill introduced earlier that allowed for new territories to easily become part of the Federation, as RIA Novosti agency and website Lenta.ru have reported.
The draft text envisages that new territories can join Russia if their people approve this step through a referendum and if Russian Parliament agrees to accept them.
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And according the San Stefano treaty of 3 March 1878, most of nowadays Turkey, Thrace region, was recognized as Bulgarian territory, as well as, parts of Northern nowadays Greece, Mediteranean Thrace, or the so called line "Midia-Enos".
However, the West, UK, DE, FR, in their opposition of Russia returned those territories to Turkey.
And if you believe for a moment that Crimea is going go stay in Ukraine, you're delusional...
3 South Ukrainian Cities Want to Join Crimea - Lawmaker.
SIMFEROPOL, March 4 (RIA Novosti) – A senior Crimean lawmaker said on Monday that representatives of three southern Ukrainian administrative capitals expressed willingness to become a part of the autonomous republic if its autonomy is broadened in a referendum.
Deputy speaker of Crimea’s Supreme Council Serhiy Tsekov said Crimean authorities had received calls from “representatives of local administrative bodies” in Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odessa.
“They think that they should be together with Crimea,” he said.
Ukraine’s mainly ethnic Russian-populated region of Crimea is now at the center of the ongoing crisis in the country as pro-Russia groups move to distance themselves from a reformed national parliament that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych a week ago.
The Crimean parliament voted last week to hold a referendum on greater autonomy on March 30.
Odessa has Bulgarian minority, is to the west of Crimea, near Romania. Russian ambassador to Bulgaria promised on March 3 that Russia would protect Bulgarians minority rights such as language. Also, joining with Crimea & Russia is an economic escape from the coming brutal austerity that IMF is going to impose on Ukraine.
Western Ukraine is a sinking ship, has no future in the coming years, Bulgaria must support Russia!
Agent Picadilly I agree with you but I think Bulgaria should send lots of Bulgarian made Kalashnikovs that use NATO ammunition to our comrades in the Criemea.
So if conflict comes between The Criema and The Ukraine it would be nice to give the opponents of Criema some NATO lead up their asses.
Criema needs to arm itself and get ready to fight for what it's people want.
It was part of the Ottaman empire, and subject to the Treaty of Kucuk Kaynarca of 1774, signed between TURKEY and RUSSIA, which states that Crimea, which was Ottoman territory at the time, would not become independent from the Ottoman, nor would it be annexed by another country.
In 1991 as the Soviet Union was breaking up, paving the way for an independent Ukraine, Turkey presented the Treaty of Kucuk Kaynarca to claim that they had the right to ask for Crimea to be given back to them. However, at that time Turkey was satisfied with simply campaigning to ensure the rights of their fellow Turkic brethren, the Crimean Tatars, were secured under the new state. !!!!!!!!!!!!
Behemoth why are most of your posts negative verbal assualts on people?
The forum provides a place for people to air their views on topics.
You then post insults about people who have opinions different than your own.
It would be nicer if you argued your different viewpoints intelligently, is this possible?
Our ruling regime should demonstrate our support for Krimean independence and immediately send over several divisions of the Bulgarian armed forces to help secure the borders of Krimea and free its population from the tyranny of the fascist counter revolutionary aggressors from Ukraine and Europe.
Don't be a bigger idiot than Nature already made you, Soupuss - as a supposed francophone you will be aware that the French very politely changed their pronunciation of Vlad's name from the correct "putain" to "putine", so "kurva" is both correct and appropriate. It seems that your brown-nosing is aimed in the wrong direction..... ;)
.....;-)....btw, there is sence this time ih the Behemoth' text about Stalin's "relocations" of the Crimean Tatars (and
not Tatars only), as well as about the problem of recognition or non-recognition of the possible joining Crimea to Russia. But I'd like to remark that Pandora box was opened by the utmost disputable decision of Western powers to create the "independent State of Kosovo", decision which led to the mass exodus of Serbs from Kosovo.
As for the fierce "love" of some forumers to Putin: French for kurva/whore is "putain", though this difference will hardly affect their "love" to tsar Vova ;-)
Right, Behemot! Besides in Kosovo and Bosnia (Srebrenica!), inhabitants were murdered before. Mr. Putin "warned" that he will not recognise the new Ukrainian president election made in terror atmosphere ("he reserves the right"). Mr. Janukovich is the sole legal authority (but he obviously do not discuss with him nothing, including, Crimea future). Mrs. Clinton is right, but I would like to remind, that inhabitants of Baltic states voted their their USSR joining in 1940. No terror atmosphere of course.
Yes, Kosovo, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosina Hertzgovina all declared independance from Yugoslavia and were recognised as states by the Western powers.
If the people of the Crimea vote to join the Russian Federation then this should be recognised by other countries.