A referendum on the Crimean autonomy status will be held in Crimea on March 30th, Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said in a statement.

Photo: REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Photo: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

“The situation has prompted us to decide to bring to an earlier date the referendum on the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The referendum has now been set for March 30”, Aksyonov told the first meeting of the new Crimean government lineup.


  1. Russia is only protecting its Baltic Fleet Who wouldn’t? This is where their submarine fleet has been since the Soviet days, there are marines and troops there to protect it. Ukraine cannot expect Russia to leave its base vulnerable, they clearly made agreements to it staying there after the fall of the Soviet Union. Russia is doing only what any country would do when one of its bases is at risk.

  2. It’s amazing to listen to the hypocrisy from this man. He has the gull to say that Ukraine’s territorial integrity has to be respected, meanwhile, look at what the US and Nato did to Kosovo. Where’s the respect for territorial integrity there? Look at what they did and are doing in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, Ukraine, etc. The US are the culprits who initiate wars throughout the globe yet, when someone rightfully defends their own interesst, this is what you get.

    • How in re world could u compare Albanian Kosova with a 95+% Albanian majority to the Crimea? The population of Kosova spoke & made it quite clear that they would attach itself to democracy & the west. Serbia wanted to be and act like a mini Russia, flexing its barbaric policies in the middle of democratic Europe? I don’t think so, good thing the Balkans are not bordering Russia, or Serbia would have tried to occupy every Balkan country…

    • So what you are saying Drago, is that it is OK as long you attach yourself to western democracies but not OK if you are on the other side? Nice!


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