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    Syria considers Crimea an integral part of Russia, the Syrian Parliament speaker told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Speaker of the People's Council of Syria, the country's legislative authority, Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, told Sputnik she considered Crimea an integral part of Russia which rejoined the country following expression of free will in referendum.

    “Due to the events which unfolded after the collapse of the Soviet Union until present times, this [federal] subject returned to its roots [Russia] after the expression of free will of the people at a Crimean referendum… We accept that Crimea is an integral part of Russia,” Abbas said.

    The Crimean peninsula seceded from Ukraine and reunified with Russia after more than 96 percent of local voters supported the move in a referendum in March 2014. Kiev, as well as the European Union, the United States and their allies, did not recognize the move and consider the peninsula to be occupied territory. They imposed a number of individual and economic sanctions against Russia, driving Russia to retaliate with a ban on various imports from Europe.


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    • American Socialist
      Long live President Assad & Putin.
      ~Down with America~
    • Zoanthropy
      Hands OFF Germany, European Union & USA.
      Crimea, Russian speakers for over 1000 years.
      Bravo Assad and Putin.
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      Syria, I salute you. Stick with your Friends, you can't go wrong.
    • avatar
      Crimea, is Russia, who like it it is ok, who doesn't like it, it still ok.
      Crimea is fully Russian , the same is Syria. Bravo Mr Putin. Tsar Mr Putin.
    • avatar
      I cant beleive you ass clowns support killers
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      Ofcourse Crimea belong to Russia not by force but legaly. I explain....
      At early 90ies NATO had an agreement with Russia that Russia will go back to her old borders before WWII leaving all lands of eastern europe until berlin independent and
      Nato from his side had to NOT EXPAND to these countries staying back and far from Russian borders. Well, nato have expand to these countries and not only, but exact to russian borders placing armies airforces navy and missiles Breaking the agreement and giving back
      to russia the LEGAL RIGHT to take back and own her lands (east europe until berlin) who had before the broken (by nato side) agreement.
      These countries was conquered by nazi armies on their way to russia and conquered back by russia defeating the nazi armies on her way to berlin, remembering that almost all these countries was nazi axis alies killing russians and giving whole divisions and armies o Hitlers assistance. Russia, after natos broken agreement have the legal right to take back all her lands conquered with rivers of russian blood including ofcourse Crimea Ukrain until Berlin.
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      96% of the people wanted to be part of Russia and western morons can't recognize for what it is... long live democracy
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