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Illegitimate VR of Crimea declares independence of Crimea

At extraordinary plenary sitting of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, on March 17, 2014 a resolution “On Independence of Crimea” was adopted. 85 lawmakers voted for this decision, it is said at the web site of the Crimean parliament that was dissolved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

VR of Crimea declares independence of Crimea / REUTERS
VR of Crimea declares independence of Crimea / REUTERS

In the adopted document it is noted that VR of Crimea, due to a direct expression of will of peoples of Crimea at the referendum on March 16, 2014, which showed that peoples of Crimea support joining Russia and separation from Ukraine, and supported creation of independent state, following  the Declaration on Independence of the Republic of Crimea, which was adopted at extraordinary plenary sitting of the VR of Crimea on March 11 and extraordinary plenary sitting of Sevastopol City Council on March 11, 2014, decrees:

To declare Crimea as independent sovereign state – the Republic of Crimea, where Sevastopol city has a special status. The Republic of Crimea is about to build its relations with other states on the basis of equality, peace, good-neighborliness and other universally recognized principles of political, economic and cultural cooperation between countries.

The Republic of Crimea addresses the United Nations Organization and all the states of the world with a request to recognize the independent state, created by peoples of Crimea.

From the day, on which this Resolution enters into force, the legislation of Ukraine is not applied in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, the decisions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and other state bodies of Ukraine, adopted after February 21, 2014 are not fulfilled in the territory of the Republic of Crimea.

The Ukrainian legislation, except as indicated in the first paragraph of this item, is applied on the territory of the Republic of Crimea to the relevant regulations of the Republic of Crimea.

Activity of the state bodies of Ukraine in the territory of Crimea ceases and its powers, properties and means go to the state bodies of the Republic of Crimea defined by the Government of Republic of Crimea.

In order to protect rights and freedoms of citizens and subjects of economic activity the courts of Ukraine in the territory of the Republic of Crimea continues functioning, at the same time their decisions concerning applying of the legislation of Ukraine in the territory of Crimea, should not contradict the present Resolution.

The supreme judicial bodies in the territory of Crimea are corresponding courts of appeal that are situated in the territories of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

All institutions, enterprises and other organizations established by Ukraine or with its participation in the territory of Crimea, become institutions, enterprises and other organizations established by the Republic of Crimea.

State property of Ukraine, located on the day of the adoption of this Resolution in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, becomes a state property of the Republic of Crimea.

Ownership of trade unions and other public organizations of Ukraine, located on the day of adoption of this Resolution in the territory of the Republic of Crimea, is the property of the relevant departments of organizations located in the Republic of Crimea, and if these do not exist – it is the state property of the Republic of Crimea.

The Republic of Crimea in the face of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea appeals to the Russian Federation with a proposal for the annexation of the Crimean Republic to the Russian Federation as a new subject of the Russian Federation with the status of the republic.

This Resolution enters into force on the day of its adoption.

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