In the Crimea, which is an integral part of the Russian Federation, there is no place representative of another state. This statement was made by Vice-speaker of Crimean Parliament Remzi Ilyasov, commenting on the appointment of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the new permanent representative in the region.
Ilyasov told RIA Novosti that relates to this personnel decision as provocation. The MP believes that the President of Ukraine of deliberately speculating on the Crimean issue, trying to earn “political capital before their Western masters”.
According to the Vice-speaker, the appointment of the new permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea will not affect the fate of the inhabitants of the region. “Crimea as an integral part of the Russian Federation do not need any representative of a foreign state, Crimeans do not require third party custody”, — said Ilyasov.
In turn, the Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Viktor Vodolatsky believes that Poroshenko with the same success could appoint a representative, for example, in Siberia. This appointment he called a “farce” and “bullshit”, stressing that it will have no consequences.
Earlier it was reported, the lawyer Boris Babin became the new permanent representative of the Ukrainian leader in Crimea. It is assumed that he will “restore Ukrainian sovereignty over the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea.”
Crimea became part of Russia after the March 2014 referendum. According to official figures, 97% of the inhabitants of the Peninsula voted for joining Russia. According to President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue “is closed permanently.”