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Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Crimea

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Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Crimea

Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Crimea
Created March 11, 2014 (adopted)
Author(s) Supreme Council of Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council

The Declaration of independence of the Republic of Crimea was a joint resolution adopted on March 11, 2014 by the Supreme Council of Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council where they expressed their intention to self-declare themselves independent in the event of a Yes vote in a referendum to join the region to Russia, that was to be held on March 16 .[1] The participants were at the time subnational divisions of Ukraine but expected to reunify as the Republic of Crimea and then declare their independence as a single and united sovereign state apart from Ukraine, should voters have approved joining Russia in the referendum[2] The document explicitly cited the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo and the ICJ opinion on that case as a precedent for the action.[1]

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The document reads as follows:[3]

International recognition

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that the decision of Crimean parliament on adopting the declaration of independence is totally lawful.[4][5]

The Foreign Ministry of Kyrgyzstan said on March 20 that it recognized the result of the Crimean referendum. “The results of the referendum in Crimea reflect the views of the region’s absolute majority, and this is reality,” the ministry said in a statement.[6]


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