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SIMFEROPOL, March 10. TASS/. Japan’s former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has arrived in Crimea in the run-up to the first anniversary the peninsula’s reunification with Russia. The Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday he intends to "to gauge local opinion" of reunification with Russia.
Hatoyama, who was in office from September 2009 through to June 2010, told reporters he wanted to take a personal look at whether Crimea’s reunification with Russia after sixty years of staying under the Ukrainian jurisdiction was justified.
"Facts haven't been delivered to Japan accurately," Hatoyama told reporters. "I would like to see myself how residents are feeling."
"An opinion poll showed that residents expressed their wish for annexation," he said. "What's most important in democracy is what local residents feel."
Hatoyama also said he had held consultations with a number of Russian officials as regards the trip to Crimea.