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General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation called illegal transfer of Crimea to Ukraine in 1954

General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation called illegal transfer of Crimea to Ukraine in 1954

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office stated that the decision transferring the now occupied Crimea from the RSFSR to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic does not comply with the Constitution.

This is stated in the reply of the General Prosecutor of Russia to the relevant inquiry of the chairman of the party «Fair Russia» Sergei Mironov.

In the prosecutor’s office report it is said that the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR and the USSR did not have the authority to make decisions related to the territorial structure of the Republic.

«Neither the Constitution of the RSFSR nor USSR Constitution provided powers for the Supreme Soviet Presidium of the USSR or RSFSR to consider the changes in the constitutional-legal status of the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, members of the union republics,» – said in the conclusion of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.

The report stated that: «According to the constitution of the Soviet Union, only higher authorities could to take the decision to change the borders of the Union republics. The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR did not have such authority».

On this basis, the prosecutor’s office of the Russian Federation decided that the transfer of Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR did not conform to the Constitution of that time.

«In view of the above, the decision of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet Presidium and the Soviet Union taken in 1954 to transfer the Crimean region of the RSFSR to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, did not correspond to the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the Constitution of the Soviet Union» – said the Prosecutor General’s Office.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Public Chamber of Russia declare that the adoption of the Russian law on «illegal» transfer of the Crimea to Ukraine in 1954 will set a precedent for the territorial claims to other countries, that were part of the USSR, primarily to Kazakhstan and Belarus.

Source: unian.ua


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