Life has confirmed the correctness of the choice of the Crimean people at the referendum, the foreign Ministry said

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotoramki bridge. Archival photoLife has confirmed the correctness of the choice of the Crimean people at the referendum, the foreign Ministry said© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

Life has confirmed the correctness of the deep choice of the Crimean people at the referendum in March 2014, which led to the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, said the Director of the Department for relations with Federation subjects, Parliament and public associations Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Semyon Grigoryev.

«Life has confirmed the correctness of the deep in March 2014, decisions of the residents on reunification with Russia. Today’s stability in political and socio-economic development of Crimea and lasting peace in multiethnic Crimea highlight the striking results of the free will of Crimeans, who made a fateful choice,» said Grigoriev at the international conference «Crimea in the modern international context».

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russian Federation. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014.

Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»

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