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Russia to demand compensations from Ukraine for loss of Crimea when it was Ukrainian

Spokesperson of the Russian State Duma Volodin called the stay of the peninsula as the part of Ukraine “annexation”
16:04, 15 March 2019

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Russia offers to demand the compensations from Ukraine for the “economic loss of Crimea when it entered its structure” as TASS news agency reported, citing Spokesperson of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

“Let’s order our specialized committees along with the specialized committees of the State Council of Crimea to consider this issue, analyze, calculate: how much did the economy of Crimea loose due to the destructive policy of Ukraine, which was imposed; how much did the population loose, which rights were violated and through our European parliamentarian structures, we will oblige Ukraine to compensate thing, which Crimea lost during these 25 years,” he stated.

Related: UN Security Council convenes to talk over situation in Crimea on Friday

Volodin ordered his deputy Petr Tolstoy to calculate the so-called 'damage' and then to announce the result before the European parliamentarian structures.

He specified that the issue is not only about the material objects but about “the rights of the nations to study their language, the right to speak this language”.

Related: Ukraine blames French politicians for visiting occupied Crimea

“Ukraine dealt with Crimea very dishonorable; the fundamental rights of the Crimean citizens were violated – the right for language, right for education; it violated the economy of Crimea and Sevastopol, it was almost the annexation. We should call the things how they are. within the parliamentary structures,” Volodin stated.

U.S. Congress House of Representatives approved the draft bill, which defines the non-recognition of the sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace or waters as the policy of the U.S. on March 12.

Related: Russia to launch two power plants in Crimea for fifth anniversary of annexation

Crimea was annexed by Russia after the illegal referendum held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.  

As we reported Google corporation began to show occupied Crimea as a part of Russia for Russian users.

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