Chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea Vladimir KONSTANTINOV admitted that Crimea had a chance to break with Ukraine in the 20th century.
“Autonomy in 90-s went through “the war of sovereignties”. Extremism of certain political forces in Ukraine and Crimea endangered territorial integrity and political unity of the state’, explained Konstantinov during his speech in Brussels on March, 23rd 2011.
Mr. Konstantinov represented Ukrainian officials in The Congress of local and regional authorities held by the Council of Europe.
In 2010 Ukrainian president Viktor YANUKOVICH admitted that central authorities of Ukraine are responsible for constant slowdown of Crimean development which lasts more than 2 years.
Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich admitted that central authorities of Ukraine are responsible for constant slowdown of Crimean development which lasts more than 2 years.
‘It would be fair to stress that Crimea has stopped developing not because of the lack of appropriate programmes… There has been a problem of its implementation and in impossibility to provide reforms in Crimea without center participation”, – explained Yanukovich in Crimea.
He mentioned that in 2008-2010 Crimea suffered from instability of Ukrainian central power.
A pro-western Ukrainian writer Yuriy Andruhovich believes that Ukraine should consider secession from Crimea and the eastern region of Donbass.
He spoke about that in interview to Polish newspaper “Rzeczpospolita“.
Andruhovich: We’ve left 20 futile years behind. Ukraine remains the same. That is a bad and demoralizing state.
“Rzeczpospolita”: In your interview to Kiev press you said that the Crimea and Donbass could have seceded Ukraine
Andruhovich: I stand on that. I didn’t say that they necessarily are to secede, I pointed that we should consider such variant.
Prior to this Ukrainian MP Anatoliy Gritsenko declared that he considered Ukraine as an administrative district of Russian Federation.
In 2009 popular Ukrainian journalist Mustafa Naiem stated that “Sevastopol is not Ukraine” after he had anchored a live broadcast from Sevastopol (Crimea) for Ukrainian popular political show “Шустер live”.
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