The British project for the “reintegration” of Crimea is purely political, without declared “humanitarian” goals, said on Tuesday, January 12, the head of the international committee of the Federation Council, Konstantin Kosachev.
“A purely political project that has nothing to do with the declared“ humanitarian ”goals. The change in the status of Crimea in 2014 was the only possible way to realistically protect the rights and freedoms of the inhabitants of the peninsula from the extremist nationalist threat from the territory of Ukraine “, – quotes the senator “RIA News”…
State Duma deputy Ruslan Balbek, in turn, called the intention of Great Britain in relation to Crimea a verbiage.
“An incomprehensible verbiage, loud slogans and an absolutely incomprehensible strategy, or, more precisely, its absence. Britain is clearly hinting to Kiev that assistance in returning the peninsula is just a bright poster covering a gap in the wall, ”he said.
According to the deputy, soon there will be those who are ready to record any violations in Crimea and “the alleged desire of the Crimean Tatars to return to Ukraine”.
“But in today’s Ukraine, such shows are in vogue: sweet promises, spectacular slogans, bright pictures of the future, and the British proposal has successfully blended into this fashionable mainstream,” Balbeck added.
Earlier on Tuesday, it became known that the British Embassy in Kiev will finance projects for the “reintegration” of Crimea into Ukraine.
Funding will take place under the Open Future program, which started on January 1 and will run until March 15. It is planned to “develop the reintegration of Crimea and non-government-controlled territories” in eastern Ukraine, as well as fix “human rights violations” in these regions by Russia and help “victims”.
Funding for projects will be up to £ 10 thousand (about 1 million rubles).
On December 17, 2020, the European Union extended the economic sanctions against Russia introduced in 2014 until July 31, 2021. Moscow introduced counter-sanctions.
The peninsula returned to Russia following a referendum in 2014, in which the majority of the region’s residents voted for reunification with the Russian Federation.