The map where Russia and Crimea marked in one color and the status of the peninsula called ‘disputable’ was published in the article.
The New York Times also cited Ekaterina Shulman, the political expert of the Academy of the Russian president who claims that the building of the bridge that unites Russian and the annexed peninsula is symbolical.
‘The building signifies in the most visible way the connection between Crimea and Russia, that Crimea is part of Russia connected to it by a solid bridge – that is symbolic as it gets’, she claimed.
Crimea was annexed by Russia by way of the illegal referendum that was held at the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier the Russian militaries that stayed there without any marking conquered all strategic military objects and building of the force and state bodies. The results of the referendum were not recognized by Ukraine and the world society. The number of the European and world countries, including Ukraine imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.