Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said that Russia would not return Crimea to Ukraine
June 25, 2014
‘De facto and de jure Crimea is the part of Russia. It is subject of Russian Federation and there can be no compromise.
She believes that the joining of Crimea to Russia is not the aggression and annexation. According to Valentina Matvienko, “it’s almost 100% will of the inhabitants of the Crimea”. According to the chairman of the Federation Council, it does not mean that it will hinder the development of relations between Russia and Ukraine.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 16, with Russian the military support there had been held a referendum in the Crimea. As it was informed by self-proclaimed authorities 96.77% of inhabitants took part in the vote in favor of joining the peninsula to Russia. On March 18 in the Kremlin a so-called “contract” of joining of Crimea to Russia was signed.