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"The question of Crimea really closed, and closed its first residents themselves, deciding their fate in a referendum on March 16 last year," - Medvedev. According to him, this choice was made "in full accordance with democratic procedures and international law."
Medvedev said that time "showed that we did everything right."
"Today the peninsula is integrated into the social, legal, economic sphere of the country. Of course, there are certain difficulties still a lot of work, but there are important - Auvers to their Crimean homeland, to Russia", - said the Russian prime minister.
Earlier, the Speaker said that the Crimea was annexed 23 years Ukraine.
Recall that in late February, early March 2014 transferred from Russia and Crimean Russian Black Sea Fleet bases unmarked troops occupied the peninsula. March 16, 2014 in the Crimea and Sevastopol held a so-called referendum on the status of the peninsula, which resulted in the Crimea, Russia included in its membership. Neither Ukraine nor the EU nor the US did not recognize this vote and believe that Russia annexed the Crimea. After that, the US and the EU imposed economic sanctions on Russia. West further insists that Crimea is part of Ukraine.
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