Skip to comments.Crimea parliament head urges Crimeans to support state independence
Posted on 03/02/2014 11:54:02 AM PST by jimbo123
Speaker of Crimeas Supreme Council, or parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov has called on residents of the Crimean autonomous republic to cast their votes in favour of Crimeas 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, Crimes 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,
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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?
Yeah you are so right about Tatars they don’t mess around
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.
"Independence". LOL. More like Russian control.
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
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.
Yalta is beautiful. The air is just amazing.
Russian Black Sea Fleet choir entertain people on square in Sevastopol - all showing their opposition to new gov in Ukraine
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.
Pretty small "Navy". I count nine guys.
That’s just the choir ..LOL
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.
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.
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Maybe they can move to Lviv? I’m sure the Tatars will be welcomed there.
Sorta like Texas became an independent state then joined the Union— I can see this happening in Criema.
More welcome then in Moscow.
Russia Today = Pravda yesterday.
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 ?