Embassy of the Russian Federation: the adoption of the “Crimean Declaration” proves that the United States live in a different reality


WASHINGTON, July 26. /Basereporter.com/. United States, speaking on statements on the Crimea, just trying to handle international legal acts, which formed the basis of returning the Peninsula to Russia. This fact proves that the US are in the “other reality”. This is stated in posted on Facebook on Wednesday the comments of the Russian Embassy in the American capital in connection with a published, signed by Secretary of state Michael Pompeo Declaration in which the us administration declares the non-recognition of the reunification of Crimea and Russia. The document officially and publicly proclaimed policy of Washington the rejection of the return of the Peninsula to the Russian Federation.

“Declarations and statements on Crimea, the state Department performs a quarterly basis. Nothing new we have not heard. Was just making sure that the partners live in a different reality. They are trying to operate international legal instruments containing provisions on the right of peoples to self-determination, which formed the basis of the return of the Crimea to Russia in 2014”, – stated in the message.

As emphasized in the Russian diplomatic mission, “hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians choose to stay in Russian Crimea, debunking the myth of Russian “occupation” and “aggression”.

“American musicians and athletes regularly perform on the Peninsula, despite warnings from the state Department about non-existent “dangers”. More than 90 thousand American football fans have seen during the world Cup [2018] the inadequacy of the recommendations of the U.S. state Department to reconsider to visit our country and the image of Russia, which impose a leading American media,” – said in comments.

Double standards

The Russian Embassy said that now you expect from US the adoption of new declarations.

“Waiting for the Declaration of the state Department that Kosovo is Serbia,” said the Embassy.

Kosovo’s independence from Serbia was declared in 2008 after years of confrontation between separatist Albanian residents of Kosovo and Serbia. The new Republic did not recognize the variety of States, including Serbia and Russia.

March 11, 2014 Supreme Council of Crimea and the Sevastopol city Council on the background of political crisis and regime change in the Ukraine adopted the Declaration on independence of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol. March 16 on the Peninsula with a turnout of over 80% held a referendum, the results of which for the reunification with Russia voted 96,77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of Sevastopol. March 18, was signed the agreement on the adoption of new constituent entities in the Russian Federation. Ukraine, USA and EU refused to recognize the independence of Crimea and its reunification with Russia.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in interview to Bloomberg in September 2016, said that Moscow had acted in full compliance with the UN Charter at the reunion with the Crimea. Speaking on the international legal aspect of the legitimacy of the referendum in the Crimea and the subsequent reunification, he recalled that in the course of resolving the Kosovo issue at the international court of justice held that “in determining the question of independence, the decisions of the Central authorities of a particular country is not required.” “So we acted in full accordance with international law, the Charter of the United Nations and on the basis of democratic principles, and that, above all, is nothing but the will of the people”, – said the President.

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