Skip to comments.Putin to make statement on Crimea’s, Sevastopol’s application for joining Russia
Posted on 03/17/2014 9:51:19 PM PDT by goldstategop
State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin told the media on Monday the president would express his attitude to the requests from Crimea and Sevastopol for accession to Russia and to the just-held referendum.
The speaker of the lower house earlier explained the rules of admitting the federations new members.
There are several steps. First, a foreign country addresses Russia with a request for joining the federation and on concluding a corresponding inter-state treaty. The president shall inform the Federation Council, the State Duma and the government of this motion and hold consultations, if necessary. After the signing of the inter-state treaty the president asks the Constitutional Court for a verdict whether the inter-state treaty agrees with the Russian Constitution.
If the Constitutional Courts opinion is positive, the draft of the inter-state treaty and the draft federal constitutional law, which determines the name of the new member of the Russian Federation, its status and its borders as well as transitional provisions, are handed over to the State Duma, Naryshkin explained.
The draft of the inter-state treaty is presented for ratification, and the draft constitutional law, for adoption, he said.
If both documents are adopted, Article 65 of the Constitution is amended accordingly, Naryshkin said. The article in question contains a list of Russias constituent territories.
In such cases an amendment is made - the article is complemented with the name of one or several new members of the Russian Federation, Naryshkin said, adding that in considering the Crimean issue the State Duma would cope with its task promptly and with responsibility.
At present Russia has 83 constituent territories.
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“Danzig has returned to the Reich.”
Danzig was an international city administered by the League Of Nations. Germany annexed it through an act of belligerent occupation.
Crimea and Sevastopol on the other hand are returning to Russia through a political process - a native referendum and concluding a mutual treaty with Russia to that effect.
There are parallels but every case is essentially unique owing to their circumstances.
“Few Americans have any idea of the insanity of Ukrainian neo-Nazi”
The perfect chaos-causing foils that the Open Society Institute/Soros Group loves to finance.
“Crimea and Sevastopol on the other hand are returning to Russia through a political process - a native referendum and concluding a mutual treaty with Russia to that effect.”
That is another of your bald-faced lies serving as false propaganda for Russia’s aggression. Russia violated the Laws of War when it invaded the Ukraine’s territory in the Crimea using heavily armed Russian soldiers and marines in military uniforms with their national insignia illegally removed. This illegal Russian military force then seized the Crimean seat of goverment, airport, and other critical Ukrainian infrastructure in the Crimea and outside the Crimea in the Ukrainian Kherson gas fields. The Russian Army then trucked in wooden crates of referendum ballots which offered anyone voting no opportunity to elect a choice to remain loyal to the Ukraine. So, the Russian Army and marines denied every Crimean an opportunity to vote on the referendum to remain with the Ukraine at the point of a gun. Consequently, there has been no referendum whatsoever on the question of whether or not the Crimea should remain the territory of the Ukraine, and you lied when you said there was a “native” referendum to elect which nation the natives wanted the Crimea to be associated with.
Your continuing dissemination of such false propaganda appears to imply you are serving as a disinformation agent for Putin’s Russian regime.
Your continuing attempts to smear the reputation of most or all Ukrainians by associating them with extremists who hold no political office in the Ukrainian government is identical with the Putin’s regime use of disinformation as a false pretext for the Russian invasion and conquest of the Ukraine. Your continuing dissemination of such false propaganda appears to imply you are serving as yet another disinformation agent for Putin’s Russian regime. You make it appear as though the FSB and/or Communist Party are working overtime on Putin’s behalf to deceive and shape public opinion on Freerepublic.
Source for it? And when was the new Ukrainian government elected by the country? Who gave it the authority to restore the previous constitution?
This goes to the very heart of legitimacy but the West can overlook that when it serves its geo-political interests. This is a valid point - a government to be legitimate to speak for the country and the new Ukrainian regime doesn’t even have representatives from its eastern and southern regions.
Don’t get me wrong; I fully believe the Ukrainian people have the right to determine their destiny in a free election. The government has to be legitimate and broad based. This is a point no one disputes even you and no one talks of upending the post-Cold War order. And Crimea is a special case.
“Source for it?”
Source for what?
“And when was the new Ukrainian government elected by the country?”
The Ukrainian parliament was elected normally in recent years and are responsible for the appointment of the interim executive branch of government pending new elections in May 2014, following President Yukovych and some of his ministers going absent without leave (AWOL), abandoning their offices, and fleeing proscution for their alleged massive money laundering, embezzlemnt of government funds, racketeering, murder and other criminal charges. Given the unconstitutional acts by certain former executive and legislative officials, the current elected Deputies are the normally elected representatives of the citizens of the Ukraine.
“Who gave it the authority to restore the previous constitution?”
The Ukrainian voters did so when they delegated their authority to their Deputies to appoint interim officers pending a new election.
“a government to be legitimate to speak for the country and the new Ukrainian regime doesnt even have representatives from its eastern and southern regions.”
The current leadership of the Ukrainian government is overwhelmingly represented by ethnic Russian Ukrainians from the eastern and southern regions, including the acting President appointed on an interim basis by the previously elected parliament. Insofar as Deputies have chosen to boycott their continued participation in the parliament, they are abandoning their offices. The Ukrainian citizens are entitled to remove such Deputies from office for failure to perform the duties of their elected office, otherwise their lack of representation is their own failure to act responsibly.
“I fully believe the Ukrainian people have the right to determine their destiny in a free election.”
That is a false stement, otherwise you would be demanding the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Russian military forces illegally invading, occupying, and in the process of annexing Ukrainian territories, including the Ukrainian Crimea where Russian military forcfes denied the right of Crimean citizens to associate their local governments with the Ukraine.
“And Crimea is a special case.”
No, the Crimea is the territory of the Ukraine, and there has been no lawful referendum or unlawful referendum providing the Crimean voters an opportunity to choose to remain so.