© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in fotobanka of the Republic of Crimea on the Kerch ferry. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank
The Deputy of the state Council of the Crimea Vladislav Gangar in an interview with RT commented on the proposal of the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Refat Chubarov rename Republic.
Earlier Chubarov said that the working group developing the project on the «status» of the so-called Autonomous Republic of Crimea, will propose a constitutional Commission to consider the issue of renaming of the Peninsula. Among the «possible» name for the Crimean autonomy, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Crimean Tatar autonomy.
Gangara noted that in the Crimea have long been accustomed to «such bad initiatives» and do not take them seriously.
«This is nothing more than empty words written on paper. For four years we have with this country are not connected and do not want to be associated», — he stressed.
Becoming a regular speculation of Kiev on the «Crimean» topic of Gangara linked with the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine, calling such allegations «a complete triumph of idiocy.»
«We don’t care how the Ukrainian authorities will call our Peninsula», — he concluded.
Again Crimea became a Russian region after held the 2014 referendum in which over 96 percent of voters voted for joining Russia. Thus, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which was part of Ukraine until 2014, after the referendum became a Russian subject — the Republic of Crimea. The Russian authorities have repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of the Peninsula have expressed their position in a democratic way, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter. According to Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»
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