Gorbachev believes that the West has accepted the Crimea to the Russian Federation
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev believes that the West has already resigned " from the Crimea to the Russian Federation.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions according to the results of the March referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters were in favour of secession from Ukraine's reunification with Russia. The USA, EU and partner countries do not recognize the reunification of Russia and the Crimea, they have imposed sanctions against the parts authorized by the Russian Federation and organizations.
Answering the question about whether to accept the West with the fact that Crimea is now Russia, Gorbachev replied in the affirmative." I think, Yes. In my opinion, He has already resigned, " said the ex-President of the USSR century. He also said that " Russia can not be separated from the Crimea ", as it is her brainchild.
The week before Gorbachev became the guest of honor at the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, which was held in Germany. During the trip He met with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Following the meeting, Gorbachev told reporters that the Chancellor of Germany tend to ensure that relations with Russia should develop and extract them to a new level.
the head of the Russian Federation centuries Putin before he called the West's response to the Crimea to Russia absolutely inadequate to the fact that it was because the norms of international law were not violated.