Disinfo: The Czech government is ignoring the will of the people in Crimea


The Czech government is ignoring the will of the people in Crimea through its refusal to acknowledge the results of the Russian State Duma election in Crimea.


Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. This so-called referendum was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. Any so-called referenda organised by self-proclaimed authorities, who lack democratic legitimacy, are obviously illegal and illegitimate. The EU will not recognise them nor their alleged outcomes.


In March 27, 2014, the UN General Assembly Resolution 68/262 was adopted in response to the Russian annexation of Crimea: being entitled "Territorial integrity of Ukraine", it did not approve the annexation.


  • Reported in: Issue41
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/09/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Crimea


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