West: Russia Grab Crimea Against International Law

Aleksandra Dukovska

Time 5.12 p.m. CEST Update: 6.11 p.m. CEST

Screen Shot of the moment Russian President Vladimir Putin signs the document that marks Crimea and Sevastopol parts of Russian Federation. March 18, 2014 Screen Shot of the moment Russian President Vladimir Putin signs the document that marks Crimea and Sevastopol parts of Russian Federation. March 18, 2014

Reactions that Russia “grab Crimea’s territory against international law” arrives after an official ceremony at Russian Duma and signing of the document by Russian President Vladimir Putin that enables entering of Crimea and city of Sevastopol, as consistent part of Russian federation.

According to Agency France Press, German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-affirmed the Germany standpoint that Crimea’s referendum is against the international law, and that Russia take Crimea contrary to international law.

“The so-called referendum breached international law, the declaration of independence which the Russian president accepted yesterday was against international law, and the absorption into the Russian Federation is, in our firm opinion, also against international law,” says Chancellor Merkel on Tuesday.

European Union Commissioner on Enlargement…

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