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Rustam Temirgaliev: Crimean parliament has the right to act on behalf of the Crimeans
   
   
07.03.2014
   
   
The first vice-chairman of the Council of Ministers of Autonomous Republic of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev, exercising ones rights as a subject of the Federation, supported the decision of the Supreme Council on joining of Crimea to Russia.   
   
Under conditions of illegitimate power in Kiev, the Crimean parliament is the only one legitimate representative of the Crimean people. The Supreme Council takes responsibility for the situation on the peninsula and acts on behalf of all Crimeans, noted vice-prime minister. The referendum will determine the status of Crimea. After that the elections to the Crimean parliament will be scheduled.   
   
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The OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) representative in Simferopol: Im here to protect journalists
   
   
06.03.2014
   
   
(Crimean News) The OSCE representative on Freedom of the Mass Media Dunja Mijatovic visited Simferopol. The European official expressed concern about the safety of journalists activities in Crimea.   
   
I am pleased to meet journalists to learn about their work in Crimea. The most important, you must not allow interfering with your free work, - said in a briefing Dunja Mijatovic;.   
   
The OSCE representative intends to return to Kiev in a short time, where the question of mass media workers security will be considered. Hands off journalists. Law enforcement authorities should help them. Journalists may have a different opinion on what is happening. Dunja Mijatovic; mentioned. But your work is very important for a democratic community. I am here to protect journalists.    
   
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Kiev started persecution against representatives of Russian organizations


09.03.2014


(Crimean News) The repressive staff of the Ukrainian authorities primarily touched representatives of Russian organizations. As the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Sergey Aksenov declared, Security Service of Ukraine started opening criminal proceedings and arresting of citizens. First of all Russian organizations and their leaders found themselves under the oppression. Thus, the head of the movement Peoples defence of Donbass Pavel Gubarev has undergone persecution.

The Crimean Prime Minister noted that the peninsula is ready to take Russian activists under the protection and ensure safety. Moreover the government of Crimea calls to respect the rights of citizens to freedom of speech, political views and self-determination.

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Crimea hopeful of referendum, ready to join Russia by end March



Published time: March 08, 2014 21:12   
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Crimea has fast-tracked preparations for the republic's referendum and for its possible joining with Russia, statements from the autonomys leaders reveal. Though no decision has been made by Moscow, they say Crimea may be part of Russia by late March.

Amid the ongoing media hysteria on the alleged Russian invasion of Crimea, the regions pro-Russian leaders are staying calm, if not jubilant. Following claims that the Ukrainian hryvna may soon be swapped for the Russian ruble, and that the result of the March 16 referendum on the future of the Autonomous Republic is easily predictable by the mood of the majority of Crimeas population, they are now saying that joining Russia could take place this month.   

The transition from one jurisdiction to the other is a complicated process, but I think in the case of favorable outcome of the referendum, the Crimeans will be able to feel as citizens of another country within one month within March, the speaker of the regions Supreme Council, Vladimir Konstantinov, said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.   

Konstantinov then announced that if Crimea becomes Russian, the autonomys budget will become larger than under the Ukrainian standards. According to the speaker, the Crimean authorities did not count on that but the Russian side gave guarantees of budget enlargement.   

There was no immediate reaction from Moscow on statements coming from Simferopol, but earlier the State Duma Russia's parliament said it would debate the issue of Crimea joining Russia only after the referendum takes place.   

Earlier on Friday, Grigory Ioffe, first deputy chair of the regions parliament, said that Crimea is not looking for any privileges from Russia if it joins the country, and that the Crimean authorities are certain the regional economy will prosper after getting rid of Ukrainian corruption.   

Ioffe stressed that the historic referendum will be very democratic and open and will be held in full compliance with both the Ukrainian constitution and the international treaties that Ukraine had adopted. International observers, including those from the OSCE, as well as media and NGO representatives are most welcome to observe the referendum, he told journalists.   

Crimeas Central Election Committee is indeed expecting that some international observers will come to inspect the March 16 referendum, the committees head, Mikhail Malyshev, told Interfax on Saturday. About 1,250 voting stations will be set up for the event and over 2.2 million ballot papers printed. The autonomys population was just under two million people as of 2013, with Russians making up 58.5 percent of it, Ukrainians comprising 24.3 percent, and Crimean Tatars constituting an important minority of 12.1 percent.   

While the Russian-speaking majority has for years been in favor of separating from Ukraine at least by obtaining a broader autonomy and returning to the 1992 constitution the Tatars have been divided on the issue. Many Tatars strongly reject the idea of Crimea joining Russia, as they have themselves been pushing for the creation of a national autonomy within the Ukrainian state.   

Self-defense squads swear in   

Thousands of pro-Russian demonstrators rallied in Sevastopol on Saturday, calling on everyone to cast their votes at the March 16 All-Crimean referendum. The city has a special status, and is officially not part of Crimean Autonomous Republic, but will nevertheless join the referendum and vote whether they want to become part of the Russian Federation.   

Organizers of the event displayed a huge banner with the words of famous Russian Admiral Pavel Nakhimov, who was killed in the Crimean War:   

Protect Sevastopol to the last! Speaking at the rally, city administration officials promised that new, larger social security benefits are being readied for the residents of Sevastopol.   

Pro-Russian activists have also announced a flashmob in support of the peninsular region joining Russia. They plan to gather at least 5,000 people to form a living flag of Russia on Sunday.   

Meanwhile, the first batch of the so-called self-defense squads swore allegiance to Crimean authorities in Simferopol on Saturday.   

Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov called the swearing-in ceremony a historic event, stating that Crimeas own Armed Forces are being formed.   

Speaking to journalists, Aksyonov said the forces will ensure that the referendum is held in a peaceful manner. He stressed that the Armed Forces of the Republic of Crimea have been created for defense, not for offense.   

So far, the self-defense squads keeping peace and order across the peninsula have been mostly quiet when asked about their origins and command, but many maintained that they are Crimean citizens who joined the improvised militia as vigilantes to prevent the violent events of Kievs Maidan from engulfing Crimea. Others said they are from Russia, sparking media speculations that all these forces are in fact Russian military in disguise something Russian President Vladimir Putin has categorically denied.   

In eastern Ukraine, the weekend also started with mass pro-Russian demonstrations. A crowd of anti-Maidan demonstrators gathered to rally in the city of Donetsk, where the Peoples Governor Pavel Gubarev was arrested along with dozens of pro-Russian protesters earlier on Thursday. Thick police presence was reported from the scene of the rally, which took place in front of the regional administration building, with at least 500 law enforcers, some unidentified armed men, and police vehicles maintaining order, according to Interfax.   

In Kharkov, about 6,000 people rallied in protest of the coup-imposed Kiev authorities on the central Freedom Square. Some of the demonstrators later formed an anti-fascist march, in which some 1,500 people with Russian flags marched to the citys Constitution Square.   

The Kharkov, protesters demanded that coup-imposed regional heads show up and speak with them, but none of the authorities came out. The police did not attempt to block the rally. The demonstrators gave officers white tulips and tied St. Georges ribbons on riot shields.   

   


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Putin Tells Merkel, Cameron That Crimea Referendum Legal


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MOSCOW, March 9 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin said in phone conversations with the German and British leaders on Sunday that Crimeas decision to secede from Ukraine and join Russia was within the framework of the international law.

The Kremlin press service said in a statement that Putin discussed international efforts to settle the crisis in Ukraine and its breakaway region Crimea with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British PM David Cameron.

Putin stressed, in particular, that the steps taken by the legitimate government in Crimea are based on the international law and are intended to defend the legitimate interests of Crimean residents, the statement reads.

The political crisis in the former Soviet republic has led to the current standoff between Russia and the West over the fate of Crimea, an autonomous region with a majority ethnic Russian population.

Crimean authorities have refused to recognize as legitimate the new central government in Kiev, which ousted President Viktor Yanukovych late last month, and on Thursday they announced a decision to become part of Russia.

Ukraine has lost control of Crimea in recent days as thousands of troops without insignia swarmed the area, taking control of administration buildings and taking over military bases. The Kremlin denied they were Russian, saying they were local militias.

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Meeting for Crimeas association with Russia underway in downtown Simferopol


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SIMFEROPOL, March 09, 15:05 /ITAR-TASS/. Several thousand people came to Lenin Square in Simferopol Sunday afternoon to take part in a meeting for association of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with Russia as a constituent territory.

This issue has been put up for a referendum that will be held in Crimea March 16.

The authorities called on the residents of Simferopol and the whole of Crimea to cast their ballots in favor of reunification with Russia.

Were living at a historical moment, as the March 16 referendum will put period to the question of who Crimea stands with and it stands with Russia, Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said at the meeting. Thank you for throwing your shoulder into this cause. Well win if we stand together.

Crimean parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov, in his turn, told the gathering about the results of a recent visit by a Crimean delegation to Moscow.

We returned from Moscow carrying some good news for you - our brotherly people is ready to incorporate us and well become a constituent territory of Russia, he said. For this to happen, do come (to the polls) March 16 and vote the right way. We go back home March 16.

A really historic time, a time of great fairness has come and Crimea is returning to Russia where it belongs, the republics Deputy Prime Minister, Rustam Temirgaliyev said.

The power of Banderovtsy (Ukrainian far-right radical nationalists - Itar-Tass) in Kiev is threatening with the blackouts and the blocking of water supplies but theyve forgotten that that two hero-cities (the title awarded to separate cities in the USSR for their contribution to World War II combat operations - Itar-Tass), Sevastopol and Kerch, are located here and theres no putting the Crimeans to their knees, Temirgaliyev said.

The speeches of the three top leaders of Crimea were often interrupted by the participants chanting Russia!. One could see dozens of flags of the Russian Federation and Crimea over peoples heads.

Similar actions in support of the March 16 referendum are held in Sevastopol, Yevpatoria, and Kerch.

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A victims confession of bullying of the right sector militants (video)


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10.03.2014, Crimean News - We were driving home by bus with the guys from Kiev. There was a roadblock. Someone began to shoot at us, to throw Molotov cocktails. shared experienced emotions the victim Oksana. When I got out I was hit, then they began to pull out the boys.

Crimean activists of Stop Maidan were attacked in the environs of the city Korsun-Shevchenkovskyi, when they returned from Kiev. There was also an injured man in the bus, for who an ambulance was called. And then they began to beat us. Boys, girls they did not care. recalls Oksana. Then they took men away, and the men came back already half-naked, undressed. They were stood on the glass and were forced to sing the anthem of Ukraine, shouting Glory to the Heroes. They took away the telephones, passports, were beating us and taking us away. We were left in the bus for nine hours, and only then they let us go. The attackers spoke Ukrainian and forced Crimeans also to speak the official language. The frenzied cruelty and hatred of Crimeans were in their actions. Now I like the situation in Crimea. At that time, when we were bad neither any military nor a policeman saved us. Anyone didnt care a damn about us. When they let us go, they said to tell you that they will come soon to Crimea, and it will be much worse than in Kiev. Im glad that someone will protect us.

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Crimea, democracy and responsibility



09.03.2014


The West, as usual, has painted itself into a corner by instigating a movement it did not understand or know how to control, a movement that predictably turned into a monster rejected by so many of its "citizens". Now how democratic is it to state that the result of a free and fair referendum will not be tolerated?

The involvement of the west in the Putsch which overthrew Viktor Yanukovich is very clear to see, even at the level of personnel protesting in EuroMaidan (Independence Square) in Kiev, principally at the level of financing and advice behind the scenes from the famous NGOs (sorry, "agencies"). As usual, the west recognized the "new Government" in a predictable show of force for what?
   
For a start, the Putsch which placed Oleksandr Turchynov as Interim "President" was unconstitutional because the entire process did not follow the norms established under the Ukrainian Constitution. Many deputies of the Party of Regions were not present in parliament, there was multiple voting using absentee members' cards (illegal under reforms brought in by Yanukovich), so the Parliament did not have the Constitutional right to oust the Prime Minister and sack the judges of the Constitutional Court, the two legal bodies which had the powers to perform the substitution process, under four conditions, none of which were present. In any case, the coercion, threats of violence and murder against deputies during the process must surely render it void, even if all the norms of the Constitution were followed (in the event none of them were). Obama knows this, Cameron knows this, Hollande knows this.

Therefore any claim that a process of independence or autonomy following a referendum in Crimea is void because it is anti-Constitutional, is equally void when the "Government" of Ukraine itself is anti-Constitutional. And since the Government of Ukraine at present is not Constitutionally based, then any norms governing any new declaration of deliberation by the Parliament of the Republic of Crimea (a Republic within Southern Ukraine) regarding independence, are meaningless. Currently, Article 135 of the Ukrainian Constitution dictates that any Crimean Constitution must be approved by the Ukrainian Parliament.

Let us move on to the other argument, that a Referendum does not a country make. And now let us ask a question. When Britain uses a referendum on nationhood in the Falkland Islands, when it declares that ninety-nine per cent of the Falkland Islanders voted in a referendum to remain a British territory and not become an Argentinian one, where are the dissenting voices among the NATO countries now howling in disdain over Ukraine?

So, if a referendum serves London and its allies to dictate the status of the Falklands Isles, how come the situation is suddenly different when it comes to Crimea? If the process is void in one place, then what is the point of holding it in another and using it as a political justification for status and policy?

Let us then see the west's reaction to the most open and clear demonstration and manifestation of democracy, a collective will, shown in a referendum which is not only free and fair but which also garners massive public support. We see that the west is happy to use the word and notion of democracy in its carrot-and-stick modus operandi as it panders to the whims of the banking, weapons, drugs and energy lobbies which pull the strings of the politicians around whom they close ranks.

Yet when democracy, real democracy, is on the other side, the west cries blue murder and states that a referendum (a massive demonstration of public will) is insignificant. For the west, as we have seen time and time again, public will is indeed insignificant, as is its word and the promises it makes.

It comes as no surprise therefore to learn that the west was quick to shake hands with the "new Government" of Ukraine, which includes a deputy secretary of the Council for National Security who has allegedly boasted about links to al-Qaeda, the same one who fought alongside Chechen terrorists against Russia; it includes Right Sector Fascists who worship the Third Reich; it includes officers trained in the USA; it includes founders of the Ukrainian National Socialist (Nazi) Party.

And Obama, Cameron, Kerry and Hague take sides with this motley bunch and against a collective expression of will through a referendum? That speaks volumes about their own stance regarding democracy and paints their political epitaphs, does it not?

Russia, on the other hand, has acted within the law and is simply protecting the rights of ethnic Russians in a country now run by Fascists, and the first thing they did was to demote Russian language and culture as part of their new policy. After the kidnappings, rapes, murder and torture carried out by Fascist thugs against ethnic Russians in Kiev and western Ukraine, what was Russia supposed to do? Stand back and watch?

Ukraine jumped the gun by staging a Putsch, the west jumped the gun by instigating it and by recognizing Fascists and terrorists as Government, knowing that the shootings in Kiev were perpetrated by snipers who were firing at the police and at the protesters, to blame the police. If anyone has to be punished for recklessness, it is the "new Government" of Ukraine and its western supporters. The price? The Crimea. If it stops there, a shot will not have been fired.
                  
                        
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Crimea to spend $2 mln for printing ballots, technical support Deputy PM
   

10 March 2014, 13:20


The authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea will allocate up to 2 million US dollars for holding a referendum on March 16th on whether the Autonomous Republic should join Russia. This came in a statement for the ITAR-TASS correspondent by Crimeas First Deputy Prime Minister, Rustam Temirgaliyev, earlier today.

The referendum will cost between 1.5 million dollars and 2 million dollars, with the money to be used for printing ballots and technical support for the election, Temirgaliyev said.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Crimean Supreme Council, Vladimir Konstantinov, told reporters yesterday that Kievs decision to block Crimeas treasury accounts would not hinder the holding of the referendum, since Crimea has its own funds, its own budget and taxes, and, besides, is getting funds from Russia. So, well have no problems, he added.

The referendum commission chairman, Mikhail Malyshev, said earlier that all of Crimeas registered voters who are in Crimea on March 16th would be able to cast their ballots. The ballots are due to be delivered to Crimeas 27 territorial commissions in the next two days, and will then be taken to the district election commissions, Malyshev specified. When commenting on foreign monitors, Malyushev said that if that was their wish, his commission would consider an application to that end in keeping with relevant provisions.

Crimean authorities ready to have OSCE mission if it has relevant mandate

The Crimean authorities are ready to cooperate with international observers but not with instigators, Crimea's First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said.

"We are open for international observers but only for real observers, who are not coming to us in order to stage provocations but to observe the integrity of the referendum. As to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission, we are ready to have it if it has a relevant mandate and confirmation documents," Temirgaliyev said.

"The group of people, which attempted to go to Crimea and calling itself an OSCE mission, included mostly representatives of the NATO countries," he said. "It had solely military advisors of the NATO countries. We do not need military advisors here but we are ready to have international observers, who will do their work honestly," Temirgaliyev said. "Different people, introducing themselves as international observers from various organizations, reach us regularly. However we realize that instigators often hide under this sign. That is why we watch very closely namely who wants to come to us and look at surnames carefully, whether potential instigators are among them," he added.

Crimea leader offers Cabinet seats to members of Tatar minority

The head of the breakaway Crimeas Cabinet in Ukraine has offered the local ethnic minority of Tatars jobs in the autonomous republics government, including those of the Deputy Prime Minister, two ministerial seats and top offices in the rest of departments.

"We have come up with a proposal for them [Crimea Tatars] to take offices of Deputy Prime Minister and two other ministers, in addition to jobs in almost every other ministry, including law enforcement," said Chairman of the Crimean Cabinet Sergei Aksyonov.

Crimea budget sufficient to finance referendum-speaker

Speaker of the Crimean legislature Vladimir Konstantinov said the Crimean budget has sufficient resources to finance the referendum on Crimea's status set for March 16.

"The estimate has been detailed and the funding will be provided," he told the press on Sunday. Exactly how much will be spent on the referendum will be determined on Monday, he said. A referendum will be held in Crimea and in Sevastopol on March 16.

The ballot papers will have a standard form, and the questions will be printed in the Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean-Tatar languages.

Crimean Sevastopol grants Russian language official status

The authority of the Crimeas key port city Sevastopol has granted the Russian language the official status in the autonomous republic, meaning it can now be used in official documents. A decree to this effect was signed Monday by the acting administration chief Dmitry Belik.

The statement says that the status of the Russian language has been upgraded in accordance with international laws and with regard to the fact that it is the majority language in the city.

Crimea authority vows no hurdles for monitors at independence vote

The Crimean authority has vowed there will be no hurdles for international watchdogs who wish to monitor the upcoming referendum on the status of Ukraines breakaway republic on March 16, according to Crimeas Cabinet Chairman Sergei Aksyonov.

"We will make this referendum as transparent as they come," he said. There will be no access problems for monitors."

Earlier, the Crimean parliament endorsed the regions accession to Russia and set a date for the general vote at March 16.

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Preparations for Joining Russia Already Underway Aksyonov


SIMFEROPOL, March 10 (RIA Novosti) Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said Monday that preparations for the the southern Ukrainian region to become part of Russia are already underway.

Crimea was flooded with Russian troops following the fall of the government in the capital, Kiev, last month and a referendum to decide whether the region will become part of Russia will take place on March 16.

The peninsula will be ready to begin using Russian law within a couple of months of a pro-secession vote, and the local Finance Ministry is already working on a roadmap for switching from the Ukrainian currency, the hryvnia, to the Russian ruble, Aksyonov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

The referendum in Crimea, where ethnic Russians make up about 60 percent of the population, is widely expected to return a favourable result that will pave the way for annexation by Moscow.

Aksyonov also promised that Ukrainian would cease to be an official language if Crimea joined Russia.

We use two languages on a daily basis Russian and Crimean Tatar, Aksyonov said. Its certain that the republic [of Crimea] will have two languages.

About 15 percent of Crimea's population of about 2 million people are ethnic Tatars, among whom support for the incoming regime in Kiev is reportedly strong. Aksyonov has also promised senior political positions in a new Crimean government to members of the Tatar community.

Formerly the leader of a local pro-Russian political party, Aksyonov was appointed prime minister last month by a vote in the Crimean parliament. At the time of the vote the parliament was being guarded by unidentified, masked gunmen who occupied the building the previous night.

Large quantities of heavily armed Russian troops accompanied by armored personnel carriers, military jeeps and other vehicles have entered Crimea in recent weeks.

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the presence of Russian military in the region and maintains that the armed men are members of local self defense organizations.

The planned referendum has been brought forward twice from its original date of May 25 since it was announced by local lawmakers last month.

The authorities in Kiev and international leaders have condemned the referendum as illegitimate.

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Crimea parliament declares independence from Ukraine ahead of referendum



Published time: March 11, 2014 10:30
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The parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has adopted an independence declaration from Ukraine which is necessary for holding a March 16 referendum.

We, the members of the parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council, with regard to the charter of the United Nations and a whole range of other international documents and taking into consideration the confirmation of the status of Kosovo by the United Nations International Court of Justice on July, 22, 2010, which says that unilateral declaration of independence by a part of the country doesnt violate any international norms, make this decision, says the text of the declaration, which was published by the Crimean media.

The document was adopted during an extraordinary session of parliament.

78 of 100 members of the parliament voted in favor of the declaration.

The Crimean parliaments vote to become an independent sovereign state paves the way for the March 16 referendum for the Crimean Autonomous Republic and the city of Sevastopol to join Russia.

If the referendum is in favor, the Crimean authorities will request for their country to become a constituent republic of the Russian Federation.

The declaration was signed by the speaker of the Supreme Council of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov, and the head of the Sevastopol City Council, Yury Doynikov.

We adopted the declaration of independence to make the upcoming referendum legitimate and transparent, Konstantinov said.

Now we declare ourselves the Republic of Crimea, we dont add autonomous."

After Tuesdays declaration of independence, Crimea will never rejoin Ukraine, Konstantinov added.

Crimea wont be a part of Ukraine even if the ousted president, Viktor Yanukovich, returns to power, he said. The country where we lived doesnt exist anymore. We are going our own way and were trying to do it quickly.

Konstantinov said that Crimea will adopt the Russian ruble as its currency soon after the referendum.

Meanwhile, Crimean authorities are preparing for Sundays poll, says the speaker of the Supreme Council of Crimea. He reiterated that he believes the referendum will be passed.

The ballots for the referendum are being printed and the election committees are being formed in all parts of Crimea," he says.

Seventy-seven percent of people in Crimea and Sevastopol will vote to join Russia in the March 16 referendum, according to the poll conducted by Crimea Republican Institute of Political and Sociological Research.

Eighty-five percent of people in Sevastopol, a city with a special status located on the Crimean peninsula, believe that it should join Russia.

According to the poll, 97 percent of the population of Sevastopol and Crimea negatively view the situation in Ukraine regarding the Kiev coup-imposed government, while 84 percent say that Ukraine is experiencing a crisis.

A total of 83 percent of the population of Crimea disapprove of the coup-appointed government in Kiev, the poll found.


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As the Crimean News Agency reports, the unmanned aerial vehicle of the USA was brought down in the Crimea over a checkpoint "Turkish wall". The UAV traced positions of the military personnel in the prospecting purposes. The aircraft was noticed and brought down by forces of national self-defense and employees of the Crimean special forces "Berkut".

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Crimean parliament guarantees broader rights to Tatar minority



Published time: March 11, 2014 14:09
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A resolution passed by the Crimean parliament guarantees proportional representation in the republics legislative and executive bodies for the Crimean Tatar ethnic minority and grants their language official status, among other things.

The resolution provides for constitutional reform that would amend several key provisions of Crimeas basic law. Under the amended constitution, the Crimean Tatar language would be granted official status, on a par with Russian and Ukrainian in Crimea.

It stipulates proportional representation in future parliaments and provides for at least 20 percent of seats in the republics executive for Crimean Tatars. They would have guaranteed representation in the lower levels of government as well.

The parliament also wants to recognize as official the self-governance bodies of the Crimean Tatars, starting with the Kurultai, a general assembly of the Tatars.

Crimean MPs pledged to fund programs for support of the Tatar community in Crimea and repatriation of Crimean Tatars, who were deported from the peninsula by Joseph Stalin's Soviet government in the 1940s.

There will also be recognition of the Tatars cultural impact on Crimea through the return of the original names of some geographical features such as mountains or rivers that were changed at the time of the deportation.

Parliament Speaker Vladimir Konstantinov called the bill historic and said Crimean Tatars have been waiting for the reform for 70 years.

The Crimean Tatar people have not been offered anything like this from either the Soviet Union or independent Ukraine. They have been hoping for this for decades, and it will allow Crimeans of all nationalities to develop and feel safe and comfortable on Crimean soil, he said.

The Crimean authorities have denounced the self-proclaimed government in Kiev. Crimeans began protesting after the new Kiev authorities introduced a law abolishing the use of other languages for official purposes in Ukraine. More than half the Crimean population is Russian and uses only this language for their communication.

On Tuesday, the Crimean parliament adopted a declaration of independence from Ukraine, which is required to hold a March 16 referendum. On Saturday, Crimean residents will cast their ballots to decide whether the region wants to remain part of Ukraine with broader autonomy rights, or to join Russia.

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No Russian nationals in Crimean self-defence detachments - Crimean gov't


11 March 2014, 19:20


Answeting journalists' questions the head of the Crimean government, Sergei Aksyonov, underlined that there no Russian servicemen in the Crimean self-defence detachments, adding that there are only Crimean nationals there.

"There are only Crimean citizens there and there are no Russian servicemen in the Crimean self-defence detachments," the Kryminform News Agency quoted Aksyonov as saying.

"In our efforts to block relevant units, in safeguarding public order and the security of the Crimean citizens, as well as in protecting life-support systems and the property of the Crimean citizens we are working in close cooperation with the Black Sea Fleet," Vladimir Aksyonov continued, stressing that the servicemen of the Black Sea Fleet were deployed in Crimea during all years Ukraine remained an independent state in accordance with law.

Crimea obtains state status with declaration of independence adoption - Crimean MP

The declaration of independence adopted by the deputies of the Supreme Council of Crimea gave the peninsula state status. "By adopting this declaration we have declared ourselves a republic, and we will become a republic of Russia," the chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea, has said.

Vladimir Konstatynov also said the name of the republic will also be changed.

"The word 'autonomous' is omitted, the Republic of Crimea is left," he said.

Konstantynov said the declaration of independence "will be a necessary procedural document and will contribute to the recognition of the legitimacy of the entire procedure for the inclusion [of Crimea] in Russia."

"It is also done to prevent any questions from experts. This will make the inclusion procedure fully legitimate," he added.

What is a declaration of indepencence? Famous examples from human history

A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states, usually breakaway territories from within the larger state.

Such declarations are typically made without the consent of the associated state or union, and hence are sometimes called unilateral declarations of independence, particularly by those who question the declarations' validity.

In human history, there is a body of examples when part of the larger state decided to secede, however, a few of them particularly came to public notice.

In the United States, the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, announcing that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a union that would become a new nationthe United States of America.

The Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova was a document adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova following the failure of the August coup attempt. The founding act of the Republic of Moldova from 1991 is celebrated on August 27, the National Day or Independence Day. The Republic of Moldova gained official recognition of statehood on 2 March 1992, by becoming a member of the United Nations.

The 2008 Kosovo Declaration of Independence was adopted on 17 February 2008 by the Assembly of Kosovo. The participants unanimously declared Kosovo to be independent from Serbia while all 11 representatives of the Serb minority boycotted the proceedings. It was the second declaration of independence by Kosovo's Albanian-majority political institutions, the first was proclaimed on 7 September 1990. The legality of the declaration and whether it was an act of the Assembly has been disputed. Serbia sought international validation and support for its stance that the declaration was illegal, and in October 2008 requested an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice. The Court determined that the declaration did not violate international law.

The Palestinian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed by Yasser Arafat on 15 November 1988. It had previously been adopted by the Palestinian National Council, the legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organization, by a vote of 253 in favor 46 against and 10 abstentions. It was read at the closing session of the 19th Palestinian National Council to a standing ovation. Upon completing the reading of the declaration, Arafat, as Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, assumed the title of "President of Palestine." On 28 October 1974, the 1974 Arab League summit held in Rabat designated the PLO as the "sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and reaffirmed their right to establish an independent state of urgency."

Crimea won't return to Ukraine - speaker of the Crimean legislature

Crimea will not return to Ukraine, speaker of the Crimean legislature Vladimir Konstantinov told reporters on Tuesday. "The Crimea's return to Ukraine is ruled out," he said.

Earlier today parliamentarians in the Republic adopted a declaration on Crimea's independence.

"A very important document - a declaration of independence - was adopted during the session. This document is needed for the judicial procedures as part of Crimea's entry into Russia, as well as for the Crimean referendum," he said.

At a session on Tuesday, Crimean MPs also adopted a number of decisions aimed at supporting the Crimean Tatar people.

"In particular, resolutions were passed in support of the Crimean Tatar language and culture, the development of pre-school, school and university education using the Crimea Tatar language, as well as a number of other incentives," the spokesman said.

The head of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, addressed the Crimean Parliament's session today, he added.

The declaration was supported by 78 members of the Crimean Parliament, the legislature said on its website The full version of the document was published on the website of the Crimean Parliament.

"We, deputies of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council, adopted this joint decision in accordance with the provisions of the United Nations Charter and a number of other international documents that reaffirm nations' right to self-determination, as well as taking account of the UN international court's resolution on Kosovo, dated July 22, 2010, confirming that unilateral declaration of independence by a part of any state does not violate any norms of international law."

"1. If a decision on accession to Russia by the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol is adopted through the direct expression of the Crimean people's will at the upcoming referendum on March 16, 2014, following this referendum Crimea will be declared an independent and sovereign state with a republican form of government. 2. The Republic of Crimea will be an independent, secular and multinational state that will pledge to maintain peace, as well as inter-ethnic and inter-faith accord across its territory. 3. The Republic of Crimea, as an independent and sovereign state, should such a result be secured at the referendum, will ask the Russian Federation to accept the Republic of Crimea as a new constituent of the Russian Federation in accordance with an appropriate interstate treaty," the declaration says.

The declaration was signed by Crimean Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Konstantynov and Sevastopol City Legislature Speaker Yury Doinikov.

Voice of Russia, Interfax, TASS
 
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Turetskiy val post defenders ration


12.03.2014, Crimean News - A field camp is set up on the territory of the Turetskiy val post (Turkish wall, Perekop). They even have their own kitchen, with its own peculiarities. "Three meals a day are organized. Firstly there was the idea to organize just a supplementary food post, but now we have a complete ration. reported the cook Cossack Bulavin. For breakfast it is usually cereal, for lunch borsch, different types of cereals, soups, for dinner cereal, eggs."

The field kitchen provides with foodstuffs not only Cossacks, but also employees of "Berkut" and other defenders. "The local population helps very much they diversify. the cook thanked. There are also canned food, pickles, jams, apples. Everybody is happy, the food is good." "Crimean news" journalists were surprised with the local delicacy with overseas name french fries. Cossacks are laughing. They fool around like that. The kitchen has a vivacious atmosphere, everyone is busy with his own business. The stove gives out pleasant warmth.

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Vasvi Abduraimov: Majlis was created for cooperation with the West


12.03.2014, Crimean News - On March 9 at the information center "The Crimean Front" the press conference on the theme "The role of the Crimean Tatars in the forthcoming referendum. Russians and Crimean Tatars are Crimeans" took place. In addition, the question of the difference between the policy that Majlis leaders conduct and the true will of the ordinary Crimean Tatars was discussed.

In the course of the arrangement the Crimean Tatar public figure Vasvi Abduraimov spoke. He said that Majlis has cooperated with NATO for a long time: "The whole organization headed by Refat Chubarov was created for the cooperation with the West. Of course, they are now in a panic, because with their treacherous views and actions they have no right to be a part of Russia and renovated Crimea. All Chubarovs appeals to U.S. president to protect them from the "enemy" troops of Russia are dictated by panic and cowardice. Thank God, Im sure that our great motherland is Russia and it will not leave Crimea in the lurch. And I can assure you that the majority of Crimean Tatars do not support Refat Chubarov and his crazy frenzy ideas. And I hope that his behavior and Majlis policy will not spoil the view about my people." In conclusion, Vasvi Abduraimov called Crimean Tatars and in general, all Crimeans to maintain peace and good. He also assured that a completely different life begins after March 16, a happier and less conflict.

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Video: Army of the independent Republic of Crimea pulls armored vehicles to Crimean-Ukrainian border: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoEZDO4MrFg

 
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Parliamentarians will ensure guarantees to Crimean Tatars in case of accession to Russia


MOSCOW, March 12. /ITAR-TASS/. If Crimea accedes to Russia, parliamentarians will support guarantees to Crimean Tatars, speaker of the State Duma, lower house of Russias parliament, Sergei Naryshkin said.

If Crimean residents vote for the accession to Russia at a referendum, State Duma deputies will support and ensure guarantees to the Crimean Tatar people, Naryshkin said.

It is important that all residents of Crimea, all nationalities living on the peninsula, including Crimean Tatars, will take part in self-determination processes, the Duma speaker said.

Crimean Tatars came through many trials. Today there are chances to ensure inter-ethnic peace and accord, realize economic, social and political rights of Crimean Tatars in equality with other peoples living in the republic, Naryshkin said.

State Duma deputies laud the Crimean parliaments resolution on guarantees and rights of Crimean Tatars. We can say in the past 70 years a document, which contains the serious obligations towards Crimean Tatars, was approved, the Russian lawmaker said.

The resolution says the new Constitution of the Republic of Crimea will envision the following guarantees; giving the Crimean Tatar language the status of official language together with Russian and Ukrainian, representation of Crimean Tatars in district and town councils and other bodies, and recognition of national self-rule bodies of Crimean Tatars - Kurultai [the national congress] and the bodies it forms.


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Crimea says to take ownership of Ukrainian state companies on its territory


MOSCOW, March 12   Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:08am EDT


(Reuters) - Crimea will soon take ownership of Ukrainian state companies on its territory, the first deputy prime minister of the southern Ukrainian region said on Wednesday.

At a news conference broadcast on Russian television, Rustam Temirgaliev said: "In the coming days the transfer is being prepared ... for a series of assets, belonging to the Ukrainian state which are located on the territory of Crimea."

He named energy company Chornomornaftohaz and the state railway company.

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Russian actors supported the idea of all-Crimean referendum


13.03.2014, Crimean News - Latest developments in Ukraine, and in particular in Crimea, express concern to the famous Russian Federation actors.

Russian actor Sergei Bezrukov supported holding a referendum on the peninsula. "I am for honest referendum in Crimea! People need to choose themselves how they should live! They have the full right to do it" - announced Sergey Bezrukov on his Facebook page. Another well-known actor and playwright Ivan Ohlobystin noted on his Twitter page: "I pray that the war would not happen between Russia and Ukraine. Because in the war between the Slavs there are no winners, only losers."   The fate of the Crimean peninsula will be decided in a referendum on March 16. Crimeans will choose whether to remain a part of Ukraine with the constitution of 1992 or enter Russia on the rights of the subject of the Federation.

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