SIMFEROPOL, February 27 – RIA Novosti. Member of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, Senator from Crimea Sergei Tsekov proposed to establish February 27 as the day of the liberation of Crimea from Ukrainian occupation. “I intend to initiate the issue of making February 27 the day of the liberation of Crimea from Ukrainian occupation, and I propose to add this date to the list of memorable dates of Crimea. Crimea. was actually occupied by Ukraine since 1954, when it was illegally transferred to the Ukrainian SSR, “Tsekov told RIA Novosti.
The senator stressed that he intends to apply with this initiative to the Crimean parliament.
“It was on February 27, 2014 that Russian tricolors were raised over the buildings of the parliament and government of Crimea. This day became a sign that Crimea is returning to Russia. In fact, February 26 was the last day of the occupation of Crimea by Ukraine and the end of the period of forced and erroneous finding of the peninsula. as part of another state, “- said the senator.
Crimea became a Russian region after a referendum was held there in March 2014, in which 96.77% of Crimean voters and 95.6% of Sevastopol residents spoke out in favor of joining Russia. Crimean authorities held a referendum following a coup d'etat in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea to be its own, 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 Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue is “finally closed.”
The transfer of the Crimean region from the RSFSR to the Ukrainian SSR was carried out on the basis of the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 19, 1954, approved by the USSR law of April 26 of the same year. The need to transfer the Crimean region to the Ukrainian SSR in the corresponding decree was explained by “the common economy, territorial proximity and close economic and cultural ties between the Crimean region and the Ukrainian SSR.”