Russia will be forced to discuss the return of the Crimea — Klimkin

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Russia will not have other exit, except how to start with Ukraine negotiations on the return of the Crimea. He said this on air marathon, which was held in the framework of the project «Crimean question», reports «Crimea. Realities».

The Kremlin began preparing to seize the Crimea for two months before the flight of Yanukovych – Russian journalist

«Russia will be forced to discuss the return of Crimea since the Russian occupation of Crimea is going nowhere. We all understand this perfectly. The only question is how factors such as pressure from the international community, sanctions, processes are in the occupied Crimea, will meet», — said Klimkin.

Previously Klimkin said that Ukraine’s strategy on de-occupation of the Crimea consists of political, diplomatic and informational parts. The Minister noted that the first part of the plan is political and diplomatic.

«It is the unity and solidarity with Ukraine of the civilized world, support non-recognition policy of occupation of the Crimea and supports sanctions against Russia», — explained Klimkin.

According to him, it is necessary to simultaneously put pressure on Russia in the framework of international conventions: the law of the sea Convention, the Convention on the fight against terrorism and to support the Ukrainian companies that are suing in arbitration for compensation of damage from the annexation of Crimea.

The second strategy Klimkin called the information element.

«Residents of the Crimea are under crazy propaganda, we have to show them by our example that their future lies in a democratic European Ukraine, not in Crimea under the Russian temporary occupation where they can only go to nowhere,» the Minister concluded.

Earlier, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the question of the future of the Crimea to Russia does not exist, it is closed forever.

The Kremlin began preparing to seize the Crimea for two months before the flight of Yanukovych – Russian journalist

The Kremlin began preparing to seize the Crimea for two months before the flight at the time of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. This was stated by the author of the book «All the Kremlin’s men», a prominent Russian journalist, for several years headed the independent dozhd TV, Mikhail Zygar, UNIAN reports.

«In Crimea, I think we managed to find out very precisely. Plan for Crimea was first discussed in December 2013. That’s for you to decide how this operation can be considered to be planned well in advance. The planning ended in January. All designed for two months. Exactly previously, these plans were not, do not think that it is the thought of many years,» said Zygar.

In his opinion, at some point in the Kremlin there was a sense that Ukraine as a state ceases to exist, so the idea was to take control of that part of Ukraine that is possible.

«When Maidan started burning tires, the Russian government decided that the Ukrainian state ceases to exist, and will be current as Syria: there will be areas that will be controlled by various forces and to be at enmity with each other,» said Zygar.


Russia invaded and annexed Ukrainian Crimea, violating Ukraine data, in 1994 the guarantee of the sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the beginning of the «hybrid war» against Ukraine at the Donbass, secretly, without a Declaration of war by introducing troops and equipment and covering the occupation of several districts of the two Eastern regions with the help of the puppet separatist organizations.

March 15, 2015 in an interview for the film production of TV channel «Russia» «Crimea. The path to the homeland», the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin first spoke about how in the spring of 2014 gave the orders for the relocation of units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the sovereign territory of Ukraine. In particular, in order to, as he put it, «to disarm and block» the Ukrainian military contingent in the process of occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea they were sent there elite units of the Russian Main intelligence Directorate (GRU).

Earlier media reported that Russia had previously issued a medal «For returning of Crimea» with the date of the invasion on 20 February 2014.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared the beginning of temporary occupation of Crimea on 20 February 2014. Western countries also do not recognize the annexation of Crimea and imposed a series of economic sanctions.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that annexed the Peninsula can be returned only by diplomatic means: «the Optimal format to start such a mechanism I consider the format «Geneva plus»: with the participation of our partners from the EU and the United States, and possibly countries-signatories of the Budapest Memorandum».

According to political scientist Oleksandr Paliy, the countries of the «plus» can be France and China.

As the coordinator of the action on the blockade of the Crimea Lenur islyamov allow a military scenario of the return of the Peninsula.

Russia will be forced to discuss the return of the Crimea — Klimkin 27.02.2016

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