Both De facto and De jure: Lukashenko recognized Crimea as Russian

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Both De facto and De jure: Lukashenko recognized Crimea as Russian
Both De facto and De jure: Lukashenko recognized Crimea as Russian
1 December 2021, 10:14Politics
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko recognized Crimea as Russian de facto and de jure. He added that his visit to Crimea together with Russian President Vladimir Putin would mean the recognition of Crimea as Russian territory.

"We all understood that Crimea is de facto the Russian Crimea. After the referendum, de jure Crimea became Russian", - RIA Novosti quotes Lukashenko words.

The President of Belarus indicated that this is “his Crimea”, and he has the right to visit it.

"My visit to Crimea, to which I have every right, under whose protectorate he is there, the leadership and whoever is Crimea. This is my Crimea. We have a certain agreement with Putin that we will stay in Crimea", - said the head of the republic.

It's worth reminding that Crimea became a Russian region after a referendum held there in March 2014, during which 96.77% of Crimean voters and 95.6% of Sevastopol residents spoke in favor of joining the Russian Federation.

Ukraine continues to insist that the peninsula belongs to it. She calls Crimea a temporarily occupied territory.

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