the proposal of the candidate in presidents of Russia Ksenia Sobchak concerning carrying out in Crimea of a new referendum on the affiliation of the Peninsula is dangerous. With such statement on Tuesday, March 13, Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, reports “Crimea. Realities”.
“In 2014, she was called the occupation “a brilliant military operation”. Today, recognizing the fact of violation of international law, it does not offer to fix it, and offers to spend some mythical referendum on the territory of the occupied Crimea. Who, by definition, believe in the integrity of this referendum?” — Klimkin said.
the Minister stressed that such proposals are dangerous. “If that is its sincere position — we’ll talk. But such tricks that legitimizing the occupation of Crimea by Russia, we will not go. Any referendum if it is held, on the territory of Ukraine”, — he added.
March 11, Sobchak exchanged with Klimkin suspicions of schizophrenia. “I do not want to answer the Supreme official of a sovereign state in the spirit of “be yourself”, but think about it: the Ukrainian authorities prevented the only Russian policy that supported their national sovereignty, to visit their country in strict compliance with its laws (…). One of us has schizophrenia?” — wrote Sobchak. Before that Klimkin criticized the request Sobchak to allow her visit to Crimea. However, he noted that “adhere to the Ukrainian legislation for entry to the occupied Crimea — it is positive”.
First Deputy Minister of information policy of Ukraine Emine dzhaparova, in turn, said that Kiev may ban Sobchak entry to the territory of Ukraine for five years. Then Sobchak introduced in the database of the site “Peacemaker”. According to the authors of the website, she deliberately violated the laws of Ukraine during a trip to Crimea in 2014.
On his address Sobchak told on 6 March. “If I go to the Crimea, only through Ukrainian territory. I think that’s right,” she said. Earlier, the presidential candidate refused to campaign on the Peninsula and offered to hold a new referendum, stressing that from the point of view of international law the territory belongs to Ukraine.