Jovanovic believes that Crimea will return to Ukraine at the «Baltic scenario»

The new Ambassador of the USA in Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch sure that the Russians occupied Crimea will return to Ukraine. She stated this in an interview with «Ukrainian truth», which was published on 15 September 2016.

Help. Ukraine calls on world to recognize the illegitimate elections to the state Duma in the Crimea

Asked about the possibility of restoring the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the return of the Peninsula, Jovanovic said: «This is a serious question. Short answer is — «Yes!» We believe that in the end Crimea will return to Ukraine».

The U.S. Ambassador does not exclude that this can happen at the «Baltic scenario». «Now also is the right question — when will this happen (the return of the Crimea)… Maybe my answer will not be pleasant, but the majority of the West sees this process is similar to the positive example of the Baltic States».

«For many years these States were part of the Soviet Union, but the United States never recognized their annexation. In Washington all this time continued the work of diplomatic mission (in the Baltic countries. — Ed.) and in the end they returned to independence», — said Mr. Jovanovic.

At the same time, Jovanovic said that the de-occupation of the Baltic States even require not years, but decades.

«I also think that the Baltic story may not be the best example, but the example of the Baltic countries is important because it proves that if people feel strong and have the support of the international community, then, in the end, the story should end as it should be,» said Jovanovic.

She also assured that Washington does not recognize carry out on the territory of the annexed Crimea elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, which are scheduled for September 18.

At the same time, the Ambassador evaded the question of whether the non-recognition also of the state Duma deputies elected on the party list in a single Federal district.

Help. Ukraine calls on world to recognize the illegitimate elections to the state Duma in the Crimea

The Ukrainian side considers that with the parliamentary elections on the territory of occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the Kremlin attempt to legitimize the annexation of the Peninsula. «Participation of inhabitants of the Crimea in the elections of deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation illegally held on 18 September 2016 on the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea, according to the plan of the Russian occupation forces will allow them to claim that, say, «Crimeans confirmed their choice,» explains the Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov.

The same opinion living in Lithuania, the Russian emigrant Harry Kasparov. «For the first time in modern Russian history, the Federal election will be held at the annexed territory of the Crimea and Sevastopol. It is already clear that the Kremlin will seek to use these elections as a tool of legitimization carried out the annexation,» — said Kasparov.

In late August, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars almost simultaneously made an appeal to the people of ark to boycott the September elections to the state Duma of the Russian Federation.

Separately it was noted that the citizens involved in the process as party representatives, members of territorial election commissions and observers will automatically become infringers of the norms of international and national law.

September 8, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine called on the parliaments of foreign States, the parliamentary Assembly and international organizations to send observers not to recognize the results of elections to the state Duma of the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea.

With regard to the conditions under which the elections to the state Duma in the premises of the dipuchrezhdeny and consulates of the Russian Federation on the territory of mainland Ukraine, they are the following: «… only after the failure of the Russian party from elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine, and also after removal from the Federal lists of candidates nominated by the Russian political parties included in the regional group covering the occupied by Russia territory of Ukraine».

On 10 September the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the Minister of foreign Affairs Pavel Klimkin to notify the Russian authorities about the impossibility of holding elections to the state Duma of Russia on the territory of Ukraine.

In response, the CEC said that the obstruction of elections at embassies and consulates of foreign States is not within the competence of the authorities of Ukraine.

On 12 September the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the countries of the G7 and the EU not to recognize the legitimacy of the elections of the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea.

According to some experts, the international community recognizes the new composition of the Duma, which is not even eliminates the appearance of non-system opposition (in particular, the fraction of Parnassus), but with the purpose of supporting state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in all four Duma from single-seat districts of the Crimea will be placed under personal sanctions.




Jovanovic believes that Crimea will return to Ukraine at the «Baltic scenario» 15.09.2016

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