Chapter Square Petro Poroshenko, describing the tense situation in the “occupied” Peninsula failed to mention residing on the territory of Crimea Russian citizens who account for about 70% of the population of Crimea.
photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
“The current situation in the Crimea is the pain of not only Ukrainian, Crimean-Tatar peoples, but other Nations living on the Peninsula,” — wrote the Ukrainian leader on his page in social network Facebook.
The Ukrainian head of state also said that “the international front of de-occupation of the Crimea every day it becomes stronger.” According to Poroshenko, “the whole civilized world is on the side of right and will never recognize the annexation”.
“The occupants cannot escape responsibility for the crimes and repression – neither the customers nor the organizers nor the performers,” concluded the Ukrainian President, for some reason, once again stating, but in the Turkish language, that Crimea – is Ukraine.
According to the census statistics in 2014, the Russians account for about 70% of the population of Crimea.
Independent authorities believe started in 2014 armed conflict in the Donbass “Russian aggression” and the territory of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics — the “temporarily occupied”.
The Kremlin has repeatedly said that Russia is a mediator in the negotiations between Kiev and the DNI and LC, but not a party to the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. Crimea’s Moscow considers as the territory voluntarily joined Russia after a referendum in March 2014.