Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Crimean Parliament Officially Applies to Join Russia
17.03.2014 16:49
Crimean Parliament Officially Applies to Join Russia

On Monday, March 17, the Crimean Parliament officially declared the region's independence from Ukraine and formally applied to become part of Russia after a referendum, which revealed people's support for it.

      With all ballots counted, some 96.7 percent of voters in the southern Ukrainian region had backed reunification with Russia after 60 years as part of Ukraine.

      The officilals of the Crimean peninsula, with a Russian ethnic majority, have sent a formal request to Moscow to join Russia while preserving its status as a republic, the parliament said in a statement.

      The Crimean parliament declared independence last week ahead of the referendum, promising that if the measure passed the de facto independent government would immediately request annexation by Russia.

      “The republic of Crimea appeals to the United Nations and to all countries of the world to recognize it as an independent state, established by the Crimean people,” a document approved on Monday by the parliament declared.

      Several members of the Crimean parliament are also expected to visit Moscow on Monday to discuss the procedures required for Crimea to become part of Russia.

      The Crimean parliament also voted on Monday to change the clock in the republic to Moscow time on March 30 and introduce the Russian ruble as an official currency and abandon Ukraine’s hryvnia by January 2016.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Crimea Ukraine crisis Ukraine Crimean referendum  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Festivals in Kazan  St. Petersburg  Russian tourism  Igor Moiseyev   Ecotourism  Yekaterinburg Architecture  Festivals in St.Petersburg  Russian sports  Kira Plastinina  Russian airlines  Vodka Museum  Russian science  Russian businness  Alexander Scriabin  Dmitry Livanov  Russian sportsmen  Russian culture  Russian business  Russian tourism industry  Life Saving  Russian Cinema  Great Patriotic War  Kostroma  Archeological Finds  Yakutia  Bolshoi Theatre  Anatoly Papanov  PayPal  Losiny Ostrov park  Moscow  JCB  Russian scientists  Russian economy  Yekaterinburg  iPhone 5   Exhibitions in Moscow  Piet Mondrian  Karachay-Cherkessia  Top 50 Films of All Time  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Moscow Region  Russian Music Instruments  coronavirus  Russian universities  Russian shops  Russian Literature  tourism  Russian International  Melanie Diener  Mari El Republic 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites