Russian politicians criticized the «Crimean Declaration» of the state Department

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura in fotobanka Kara Dag in the village of Ordzhonikidze in the Crimea. Archival photoRussian politicians criticized the «Crimean Declaration» of the state Department© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura the image Bank

The US state Department has published a «Crimean Declaration», which States that Washington does not recognize Crimea as part of Russia and did not lift sanctions imposed over the annexation of the Peninsula. Russian diplomats, politicians and social activists condemned this document.

So, the Russian Embassy in Washington on the page in Facebook wrote that American politicians live in a different reality.

«They are trying to operate international legal instruments containing provisions on the right of peoples to self-determination, which formed the basis of the return of the Crimea to Russia in 2014,» — said in a statement.


Crimean politicians have also criticized the document.

Vice-speaker of the Republican Parliament, Yefim Fiks called «the Declaration of the Crimean» self-indulgence.

«This is the view of the United States of America is very important for the United States of America and nothing more», — told RIA Novosti Fix.

According to him, the US will have to reckon with Moscow’s position, which plays a leading role in ensuring peace and security.
In turn, Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Dmitry Polonsky said that Washington refuses to recognize the Russian status of Crimea as a reunification of the Peninsula with Russia have hurt their ambitions.

According to him, every word of the Declaration «is riddled with lies and hypocrisy.»

Meaningless Declaration

As stated by the head of the Ukrainian community of Crimea Anastasia Gridchina, American politicians need to come to the Peninsula to see his so-called occupation firsthand.

She recalled that «Crimea has historically been part of Russia».

According to her, the USSR, the US has always been the «evil Empire» that forcibly occupies».

«Unfortunately, years later, nothing in the minds of the American establishment has not changed,» said Gridchina.

Mindless cliché

Senator Konstantin Kosachev called the findings of the us authorities thoughtless cliches and radical error.

He also recalled the events of 1940, when the United States has not recognized the incorporation into the Soviet Union the Baltic republics.

«The American strategists think (or want to believe) that these plots are identical and that strategy come true one day, historically, is suitable for all occasions,» Kosachev wrote in Facebook.

According to the Senator, in the case of the Baltic republics of the decision of the Soviet authorities relied on the support of a small group of local politicians and is not supported by the majority of the population.

«Crimea — opposite story. No military force, no coercion. Return to Russia strongly and unequivocally supported by the overwhelming majority of the population, opponents in a vanishingly small minority. And it’s not fake, a La the Soviet propaganda is an absolute reality,» — said Kosachev.

Crimea became Russian after held there in March 2014 referendum in which more than 95 percent of the Republic’s residents voted for joining Russia.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that the Crimean people in a democratic way, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»Russian politicians criticized the «Crimean Declaration» of the state Department© Vitaly Podicipedidae plate