Russian President Vladimir Putin and now would have done the same in relation to the Crimea, as well as during the annexation of the Peninsula three years ago. This was stated press Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, reports RIA Novosti.
According to him, the Russian President personally controls all the issues related to the annexed Peninsula.
“He actually kept and keeps “the Crimean history” under his personal control… I’m sure again and again he would have done it this way, how I acted and took decisions, which he accepted, and took upon himself the responsibility that he took,” — said Peskov.
However, he admitted that it probably was more efficient to carry out integration processes more efficiently spend the budget money, aimed at improving the quality of life in the Crimea and so forth, and that the President is aware.
The other day Peskov said that the occupation of the Crimea – this is not a victory, and the “historical turn” that has to pay. He noted that due to the problems associated with the annexation of the Peninsula (sanctions), the Russians ceased to be dependent on the “oil needle”.
Crimea was illegally annexed by Russia in March 2014 after the “referendum” is not recognized neither Ukraine nor the world community. Including the “Crimean referendum” does not recognize and the United Nations.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014, the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. October 7, 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law. International organizations have recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and have condemned Russia’s actions. Western countries have imposed a series of economic sanctions.