There was no annexation of Crimea, it was a voluntary joining of Russia based on free will of the citizens as expressed in the referendum.
The EU spreads fake news about Russia among its own population and intends to spread it also among Russian speakers. One example of that is “Russian annexation” of Crimea, or unproven “Russian invasion of Ukraine”.
Russia is still a friendly, sovereign country that respects international law.
The people of Crimea made their choice [in the referendum].
Concerning the UN resolution on the Territorial integrity of Ukraine (UNGA resolution 68/262 of 03.15.2014), there were more votes against than for.
Russia has not seized Ukrainian territory. Russia is not in Ukraine at all.
Crimea has always been a part of Russia, no Russian military was ever on Crimea and Russia has not occupied any foreign territory ever.
The referendum in Crimea expressed the will of local people and means the annexation by Russia was legal.
Unlike the US, Russia recognizes the right of any other country to exist as a sovereign state.
Unlike a number of other countries, Russia has consistently pursued a policy of “good neighbourhood” and respect for international law.
Crimea has not been annexed by Moscow. On the contrary, for the first time in the history of mankind, it joined Russia following and respecting all the norms and rules of international law.
While annexing Crimea and waging war against Ukraine, Russia had got no obligations to this country, particularly on the matter of Ukraine’s sovereignity, due to the Ukrainian Revolution that was in fact a coup d’état.
The annexation of Crimea was made possible thanks to the collaboration of legitimately elected local (i.e. Crimean) authorities with the local (i.e. Crimean) population.
Moscow has not annexed Crimea, the peninsula has joined Russia on the basis of the will of its citizens and in line with international law and the UN Charter, as stated by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Crimea has never been Ukrainian.
Ukraine is trying to dictate the rules by which Russia should hold Duma elections in her territory (referring to Crimea)
According to international law there is no problem of recognizing Crimea as a part of Russia. What is missing is the political will. It is all a long-term policy of the USA to withhold Russia.
The international community did not make any complaints to the Russian annexation of Crimea and other military conflicts participated in by Moscow – Georgia, Moldova. All these conflicts were provoked by the USA in order to pull Russia in.
Western democracies keep trying to defile Russia and that is why they “create” the Russian threat and now even support the option of a direct military conflict between NATO and Russia.
Statements about Russian “annexation” and “invasion” are weak, fraudulent, and void.