09:43 GMT17 January 2021
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    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is beating the war drums, demanding to send the trailer of Russia's documentary "Crimea. Way Back Home" to the Hague Tribunal.

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has instructed the Ministry of Justice to send the trailer of Russia's documentary "Crimea. Way Back Home," devoted to Crimea's reunification with the Russian Federation, to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

    "I ask the Ministry of Justice to send this trailer to the Hague Tribunal. It is necessary to send the whole movie to The Hague as well," Yatsenyuk claimed, insisting that international investigators and prosecutors should launch a full-scale investigation into the events surrounding Crimea's reunification with Russia.

    "The film will give the answer to the question who gave instructions to take over Ukraine's territory in Crimea, and who was responsible for that," Yatsenyuk said, pledging to shoot his own documentary entitled "Crimea. Crime and Punishment."

    In the trailer of Andrey Kondrashov's forthcoming film, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed that the idea of Crimea's return came about after Ukrainian nationalists, backed by the West, illegally overthrew the democratically-elected president in Kiev in February, 2014.

    "The events in Ukraine began to develop in a way that we had to start considering Crimea's reunification with Russia. Because we could not abandon it [Crimea] and the people living on its territory, we could not throw the people under the wheels of this nationalist bulldozer," Vladimir Putin stated.

    The official referendum on Crimea's future was held on March 16, 2014, demonstrating unanimous support for reunification with Russia: 96 percent of voters in Crimea expressed their willingness to secede from Ukraine and re-unite with the Russian Federation in full compliance with the norms of international law.


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