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Crimea parliament head urges Crimeans to support state independence
Voice of Russia ^ | 3/2/14 | Voice of Russia

Posted on 03/02/2014 11:54:02 AM PST by jimbo123

Speaker of Crimea’s Supreme Council, or parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov has called on residents of the Crimean autonomous republic to cast their votes in favour of Crimea’s state independence at a forthcoming referendum.

"To enjoy the complete authority in the territory of the autonomous republic of Crimea, we ask you, dear Crimean residents, to vest us with relevant authority," he said in an addressed aired by the Russia 24 news channel on Sunday. "That is why we suggest a referendum be held to give you a possibility to express your attitude to our request."

He said that in the current situation, Cream needed state independence not to satisfy its political ambitions but to entrust the Crimean authorities with competences to "actively protect the interests of Crimean residents." Konstantinov stressed that the Crimean parliament had undertaken the entire political responsibility for the situation in the peninsula "in conditions of the most sever crisis Ukraine is now facing," "in conditions of lawlessness and arbitrariness" engulfing Kiev and a number of other regions.

According to the speaker, Crime’s parliament was the only legitimate power body in these conditions. The Crimean authorities, he stressed, did not "recognize orders and legal acts issued from those political forces that have seized power in Kiev if they run counter to the existing laws and if they are passed in violation of the procedure prescribed by law." "We are for strict obedience by the law. Only the lives, security and the right for a decent life of Crimean residents of all nationalities can be above law for us," he added.

He paid special attention to the problems of the community of Crimean Tatars. "We understand your worries and want to reassure you that we are taking due account of your interests, problems and aspirations," the Crimean speaker said,

(Excerpt) Read more at voiceofrussia.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: agitprop; crimea; putinsbuttboys; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/02/2014 11:54:02 AM PST by jimbo123
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The Tatars could be a dangerous element. Otherwise, perhaps Crimea would be better off on its own - the Ukrainian solution was always a bit forced and I never knew why the Russians did it. Maybe Kruschev hated the Crimea or something...although all the party bigs had their dachas there, didn’t they?


2 posted on 03/02/2014 11:58:43 AM PST by livius
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To: caww; maggief; All

Yeah you are so right about Tatars they don’t mess around


3 posted on 03/02/2014 11:59:52 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: jimbo123

The Russians will no doubt set up a Crimean protectorate state under the eternal protection of Moscow.

It doesn’t take a genius to predict the outcome of the March 30 referendum in Crimea.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 12:02:41 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Crimea parliament head urges Crimeans to support state independence

"Independence". LOL. More like Russian control.

5 posted on 03/02/2014 12:23:06 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: jimbo123
Sevastopol may be granted a special status in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea after its authorities are expanded, said the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov. At present Sevastopol is a city of national importance in the Ukraine.

Why would they give a city a special status?

Are they angling for a seperate state for themselves, and offering up Sevastopol to the Russians for the Russian"s to permanently have a port for the Russian military fleet.? - Tom

6 posted on 03/02/2014 12:35:01 PM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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Are they angling for a seperate state for themselves, and offering up Sevastopol to the Russians for the Russian"s to permanently have a port for the Russian military fleet.? - Tom

Sure looks that way. Sevastopol was a closed city back in Soviet times.
7 posted on 03/02/2014 12:37:16 PM PST by jimbo123
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Today, they need foreign tourists. I expect Crimea again to become the summer playground of the Russian elite and Western tourists. Its a heartbreakingly beautiful place.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 12:48:29 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Yalta is beautiful. The air is just amazing.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 12:57:20 PM PST by jimbo123
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Interesting The Navy singing for the Russian people.

Russian Black Sea Fleet choir entertain people on square in Sevastopol - all showing their opposition to new gov in Ukraine


10 posted on 03/02/2014 1:16:33 PM PST by caww
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It’s all nuts. That’s why we need to keep Obama/Kerry/Soros/McCain/Rubio from getting us involved in this situation. Russia/Ukraine/Galicia need to work it out themselves.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 1:26:04 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: caww
Interesting The Navy singing for the Russian people.

Pretty small "Navy". I count nine guys.

12 posted on 03/02/2014 1:54:46 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

That’s just the choir ..LOL


13 posted on 03/02/2014 2:00:56 PM PST by caww
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To: jimbo123

I agree....but Obama is going to want to “play” kingpin to some degree...his ego demands it.

Ukraine will figure it out and you can bet the neighbor countries will have a say as well...not to mention Europe.

IMO it’s their’s to handle....but in the end Ukraine will remain divided I think...perhaps Chimea will go Russia or Independant...but unlikely as Putin knows the people there are in part why Ukraine hasn’t already gone Nato. They’re rather like his ace in the hole.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 2:05:23 PM PST by caww
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Okay, so now do the Ukrainian minority and the Tatars get to carve off a slice of Crimea too? They make up about 40% of the population.


15 posted on 03/02/2014 2:12:15 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: jimbo123
Wikipedia
Rossiya Segodnya (official name: Federal State Unitary Enterprise International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya; from Russian: Россия Сегодня, Russia Today) is the official Russian government owned international news agency founded by presidential decree on 9 December 2013. Rossiya Segodnya incorporates the former RIA Novosti news service and the Voice of Russia international radio service (formerly Radio Moscow).



16 posted on 03/02/2014 2:22:27 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Kozak

Maybe they can move to Lviv? I’m sure the Tatars will be welcomed there.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 2:23:46 PM PST by jimbo123
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Sorta like Texas became an independent state then joined the Union— I can see this happening in Criema.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 2:31:20 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: jimbo123

More welcome then in Moscow.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 2:43:46 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: familyop

Russia Today = Pravda yesterday.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 2:44:49 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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“Today, they need foreign tourists. I expect Crimea again to become the summer playground of the Russian elite and Western tourists. Its a heartbreakingly beautiful place.”

Mmmm cool. When do you expect first western tourists to arrive in large numbers and how will they get there ? Wouldn't the travel be too time consuming ?

21 posted on 03/02/2014 11:59:41 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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