Skip to comments.Ukraine crisis: Crimea parliament asks to join Russia
Posted on 03/06/2014 2:47:48 AM PST by ZajkoEdited on 03/06/2014 5:26:38 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
MPs in Crimea have asked Moscow to allow the southern Ukrainian region to become part of the Russian Federation.
Parliament said if its request was granted, Crimean citizens could give their view in a referendum on 16 March.
A government minister in Kiev said it would be unconstitutional for Crimea to join Russia.
Crimea, a region whose population is mostly ethnic Russian, has been at the centre of tensions following the fall of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.
Pro-Russian and Russian forces have been in de facto control of the peninsula, which already enjoys a degree of autonomy from Kiev, for several days.
Not a surprise.
I expect it to be approved in the forthcoming referendum and then Crimea can accede to the Russian Federation under the new federal law being prepared to facilitate it.
Indeed: all planned out very thoroughly. Putin plays chess, while certain others play tiddlywinks again.
There will be two questions on the ballots.
The first one: Are you in favor of Crimea becoming a constituent territory of the Russian Federation.
The second one: Are you in favor of restoring Crimeas 1992 constitution, Temirgaliev said.
According to the 1992 constitution, the autonomous republic is part of Ukraine but has relations with Kiev, defined on the basis of mutual agreements.
Sevastopol residents will take part in the referendum, despite the city enjoying a special status and not officially being a part of Crimea, according to Sergey Shuvainikov, a Crimean MP.
Saint Obama has miraculously brought about the self determination via democracy of an ethnic Ukrainian minority.......................THE RUSSIANS!
Its immmaculate annexation!
All Hail Saint Obama!
He is the WON!
( Double, even triple sarc.)
The referendum date has been moved up again from March 30 to March 16.
Kiev says its unconstitutional but its powerless to prevent the vote from being held under Russian protection.
And since it would have democratic legitimacy, Russia can then approve the accession of Crimea to the Motherland in response to wish of most of its people, who are ethnic Russian.
Kiev may be technically correct but its hard for it to argue the territory can’t vote to join Russia and nothing prevents Russia from making it de jure Russian territory after the referendum result is published.
Of course - just waiting for a hypocritical West to denounce it in 3, 2, 1...
How do we stop these people from expressing their own free will?
It isn’t a very complicated ploy. The U.S. is facing the same outcome, under the banner of Multi-everything. There are at least four different groups setting up to take over by attrition.
“just waiting for a hypocritical West to denounce it in 3, 2, 1...”
The West can accept a democratically elected government to be overthrown by a militant groups and recognize it as fully legal, but they cannot accept the right to self determination of another group through a referendum? It always depends on whose side you look from.
The West supported the secession of a region from another country Serbia through fire force(Kosovo) because of self determination but now cannot support this right to Crimea?
In US it was a strong support for the invasion of Panama, in ‘91, when American citizens were at risk, but would be indignant if this is done to protect Russian citizens in another state ?
Russia is likely to accept the Crimean Parliament’s request.
This would throw a spanner in Western efforts to get Russia to pull its troops out of Crimea.
60 years later, it looks like Nikita Khruschev’s “gift” is being undone. Before 1954, Crimea was a part of the RSFSR - which corresponds more or less with the territory of present-day Russia.
Ukraine is arguing with a straight face that a long-dead Soviet Communist dictator’s bequest has more legitimacy than the desires of present day people in the territory - who want nothing to do with Ukraine.
“How do we stop these people from expressing their own free will?”
I bet you don’t realize that all the countries of eastern Europe which were behind the Iron Curtain ~VOTED~ to have communist leadership under ‘protection of Russian troops’.
Sometimes the historical ignorance and gullibility of FReepers is amazing.
It works for me.
That’s nothing. America voted for Hussein Obama. Twice!
What was it that Stalin said?
It only matters who counts the votes.
This time around, the vote will make Russian nationalists happy.
They’ve always been fuming about Crimea. After 20 years, things have come full circle.
If this becomes legitimate, then no country is safe from this happening. In 10 years our entire Southwest will vote to return to Mexico, which might not be a bad thing if they take California with them:)
Was surprised to hear people on Foxnews call him a lunatic.....IMO, he is anything but. He knows exactly what he is doing.
Obozo? Not a clue.