Ex-foreign Minister of Latvia supported the annexation of Crimea to Russia
1st foreign Minister of Latvia Janis Jurkans believes that the annexation of Crimea to Russia was dictated by the desire of the inhabitants of this Peninsula, for this reason he supports this step.
" I belong to those people who say: our Crimea. Because the opposition wanted, " said Jurkans on Thursday in the " No offense " at the Latvian TV channel.
according to him, the arguments that the Russian Federation had violated international law by attaching the Crimea, insolvent.
Janis Jurkans is a Latvian politician. Former Minister of foreign Affairs of Latvia (1990-1992), many times he was elected as Deputy in the Sejm.
Crimea did not recognize the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian government decided to hold a referendum on the future life of the region. Valaisiana passed March 16, 2014. In the Bulletin were made to two questions: " are You for the reunification of the Crimea with Russia on the rights of the subject of the Russian Federation?" and " are You for the restoration of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea 1992 and over the status of Crimea as part of Ukraine?".
the overwhelming majority of voters (96, 77%) with a turnout of 83, 1% were in favour of reunification with Russia. The corresponding agreement was signed on 18 March, then it was approved by the State Duma and the Federation Council. They Also took the Federal constitutional law on education of 2 new regions of the Russian Federation - Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol. The head of the Russian Federation centuries Putin signed both documents. Also before Putin said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter.
Until January 1, 2015 in the Crimea and Sevastopol acted transition period.