Crimea Officially Annexed to Russia

World | March 18, 2014, Tuesday // 15:21| Views: | Comments: 12
Bulgaria: Crimea Officially Annexed to Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin (2-R) shakes hands with Crimean leaders (L-R) Premier of the Crimean government Sergey Aksionov, Speaker of the Supreme Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov and head of Sevastopol city administration Alexei Chaliy in th

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the treaty which incorporates Crimea into the Russian Federation.

Other signatories to the agreement were Crimea's Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov, Crimea's Speaker of Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov and the mayor of Sevastopol (a city which will have a special status within Crimea) Aleksei Chaliy, The Financial Times has reported.

The document, which was published on the Kremlin's website, means that the peninsula has officially become part of the Russian Federation as of March 18, 2014.

According to Russian website, a transitional period is to be in force on Crimea until January 1, 2015. Within that stretch of time, the new Russian citizens will be integrated into the legal, economic and financial system of the country.

Local elections will be held in September 2015.

All Ukrainian citizens, as well as all stateless persons residing on the peninsula are immediately granted Russian citizenship.

Parliament in Moscow has now to mandatorily ratify the treaty.

The agreement was signed less than 48 hours after Ukraine's autonomous region voted to be part of Russia.

On Sunday, 96% of Crimea's population voted in favour of breaking away from Ukraine and joining Russia. The move was condemned and declared illegal by Ukraine, the EU, and the US.

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Behemoth - 20 Mar 2014 // 16:40:41

"Intelligence, why not? And in Eastern Ukraine..."

And in Rhodopi, Dobruja, Targovishte, Shumen, Razgrad, Pirin macedonia...

Soon I hope!

warfou - 19 Mar 2014 // 17:50:40

There are 6 millions Chinese living in Russian Siberia. Let the Chinese unite with "Mother China"! The Crimea case has shown that the democratic and peace-loving Russia will accept it.

Optimistic - 19 Mar 2014 // 17:36:43

There are so many messes in the world, civil war, break down in law and order, Iraq, Afganistan, Libya, Syria.

The West needs to focus on these and leave the peaceful solution arrived at through democratic elections in the Crimea to happen.

sa-sha - 19 Mar 2014 // 11:04:03

Long time, Pan, as usual....Well, I'm for individualism ;-)....and I tell "NO" to the Collectivism-bolshevism in the modern Western edition.

Pantudi - 19 Mar 2014 // 08:35:11

BG is now fcuked in the @ss by the EU, if she joins the Russian federation it will be fcuked in the @ss as well. Is the collective EU fcuk better than a single Russian d!ck? You tell me

BOYCOTT - 19 Mar 2014 // 00:52:03

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Yane - 19 Mar 2014 // 00:36:26

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! West's post-Cold war world order is at an END!

Ukraine is a illegitimate state due to coup n the violent xenophobic centralization which tramples on Russians, Jews and others. The maidan fascists will continue to be heavy handed and Russia will have to step in, ending with entire southern and eastern Ukraine breaking off and joining Russia where they belong. What will be left is western ukraine, that will look for EU tax payers...

Agent Piccadilly - 18 Mar 2014 // 23:25:15

Our ruling regime should immediately hold a referendum in Bulgaria so that the people get the opportunity to leave these fascist EU warmongers and join the Russian federation. Like Krimea there would be a similar overwhelming majority in favor.

Optimistic - 18 Mar 2014 // 23:05:51

First the Crimea needs to be settled safely in the Russian Federation.

The rest of the Ukraine will see how safe peaceful and prosperous the Crimea is as part of the Russian Federation and other parts of the Ukraind may decide to hold similar referendums.

That is international democracy at work.

Lana J. - 18 Mar 2014 // 22:33:55

Intelligence, why not? And in Eastern Ukraine...

Intelligence - 18 Mar 2014 // 16:45:25

No Lana, what we've said is quite simple, we also want a referendum in Chechenya and Dagestan, I agree 100% with you that the people's will has to be respected.........

Lana J. - 18 Mar 2014 // 16:20:15

Like it or not, this is what people of Crimea wanted, this is what majority of them voted for. Rulers of the world, please listen to your people! Remember all of you in power- Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and Queens, if there is no people whom are you going to rule? EU, US and UN, you made a mockery of democracy and the freedom of speech: 2 million of Crimean people voiced their wish democratically. What did you say? You said: It is illegal. A violent fascist coup in Ukraine you consider legal. If this is a DEMOCRACY who needs a DICTATOR?

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