A law was drafted to declare the illegal ceding of Crimea to Ukraine

“DDeclaring illegal the decision to remove the Crimea region from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and add it to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1954 (…) the bill published on the digital portal of the legislative body states.

The delegates considered the decision to be “authorized by regulations without legal force and violating the Constitution of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Soviet Union” and “not consistent with the fundamental principles of law or international law”. Laws”.

Representatives of United Russia, the party of President Vladimir Putin, refer to the decision of Nikita Khrushchev, then First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, who approved the transfer of the territory in February 1954.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991, Crimea and the autonomous city of Sevastopol, home to the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet, became part of independent Ukraine until 2014, when they were annexed by Russia on March 18.

Moscow and Kiev signed a sharing agreement in 1997, where it was agreed that the naval bases in Sevastopol would remain under the control of the Russian Navy and its fleet in the Black Sea until 2017.

However, in 2010, the Kharkiv agreement, signed by then-Ukrainian presidents Viktor Yanukovych and Russia's Dmitry Medvedev, included the extension of Russian presence at the decisive naval base in Crimea until 2042, with the possibility of renewing the agreement. Supply of Russian natural gas to Ukraine.

After the overthrow of Yanukovych in February 2014, and after a Moscow-ordered intervention on the peninsula, a referendum was organized, which, with an overwhelming majority, voted for the secession of Ukraine and its subsequent annexation to Russia, but it was not recognized internationally. .

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