The speaker of the state Duma proposed to examine the question of responsibility of Ukraine and the European Union for the socio-economic situation of the Crimea.
The Crimea was occupied by Russia for five years / photo UNIAN

The head of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin said that Ukraine “annexed” Crimea for 25 years and must pay “compensation” of Russia.

As reported the UNIAN in a press-service of the lower house of the Russian Parliament, he said this in occupied Crimea, which attends in connection with the fifth anniversary of the occupation of the Ukrainian Peninsula.

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In particular, he stressed that “Ukraine treated Crimea very, very dishonest, had violated the fundamental rights of citizens: the right to language, right to education in their native language, destroyed the economy of the Crimea and Sevastopol a de facto annexation.”

“In this regard, on the basis of proposals, let’s get our profile committees jointly with relevant committees “of the state Council of the Crimea” to study this question, to analyze, to calculate how much they lost the economy of the Crimea due to the destructive policy of Ukraine, which was imposed here, how many lost people, what rights have been violated, and our parliamentary structures, European structures we will take and will oblige Ukraine to compensate for what has lost the Crimea for the last 25 years,” he said.

Volodin also proposed to examine the question of the responsibility of the EU for the socio-economic situation of the Crimea, taking into account the EU to support Ukraine. “As for money, you need to calculate how much Ukraine owes, as well as European Union supports, any debts to the European Union will go,” – said Volodin.

Reference to UNIAN. Russia invaded Ukrainian Crimea, entering the territory of the Peninsula war, and organized in March 2014 a pseudo-referendum on its self determination. The self-proclaimed Crimean authorities announced that 96.77% of the inhabitants of the Peninsula voted for joining the Crimea to Russia. March 18, 2014 in the Kremlin signed the so-called “agreement” on the adoption in the Russian Federation of the Crimea and Sevastopol. Western countries did not recognize the annexation of Crimea and imposed sanctions against Russia. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has officially announced the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea on 20 February 2014.