17:59 GMT31 May 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Crimea: New Life for Russia's Historic Resort (25)
    0 416

    The population of Crimea benefited from rejoining Russia in a referendum last March, Vice Chairman of the Czech Party of Civic Rights Miloslav Sousek told Sputnik on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik), Alexander Mosesov — The party's vice chairman, who was one of the international observers that traveled to Crimea back in 2014, added that the local people whom he talked to "did not want to cooperate with Ukraine and wanted to join Russia."

    March 16 marks the first anniversary of the historic referendum reunifying the Black Sea peninsula with Russia after a referendum, which found that over 96 percent of Crimean voters supported the motion.

    “As I see the situation today and as I compare the situation in Donbas and in Crimea, I’m sure Crimean people are the winners,” Sousek told the news agency.

    Western countries have refused to recognize the results of the vote, labeling Crimea's secession an "annexation." In a speech following the referendum, Russian President Putin pointed out that it was held in full compliance with democratic procedure and international rule of law.

    Crimea: New Life for Russia's Historic Resort (25)


    West to Recognize Crimea Only if Ruling Elites Change
    EU Focuses on Donbas Conflict , Turns Blind Eye to Crimea
    Western Companies Interested in Investment in Crimea – Minister
    EU Fails to Plan Sanction Strategy Against Moscow - Russian Envoy
    NATO to Stay in Black Sea Despite Tensions With Russia - Former Commander
    Referendum on Status of Crimea in Facts and Details
    referendum, Czech Republic, Crimea
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook