Russia's most bloodthirsty serial killersWorld March 27, 17:36
UK foreign secretary postpones visit to MoscowWorld March 27, 17:33
Putin to discuss steps to improve living standards in Arctic at international forumBusiness & Economy March 27, 17:18
Israeli minister lauds coordination with Russia on SyriaWorld March 27, 16:57
Putin to visit Franz Josef Land to inspect ecological situation in Russia’s ArcticBusiness & Economy March 27, 16:26
FIDE president denies media reports on his resignationRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 16:05
Russian opposition figure Navalny arrested for 15 days for resisting policeRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 15:32
Duma Speaker points out Russian banks in Ukraine raided with EU’s ‘tacit consent’Business & Economy March 27, 15:21
Opposition figure Navalny fined $350 for unauthorized rally in downtown MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 14:36
BRUSSELS, March 16. /TASS/. The European Union Council said on Monday it condemns Crimea’s reunification with Russia and reaffirms support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity a year after the historic referendum took place.
The European Union "remains firmly committed to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity" and refers to the March 2014 referendum in the Black Sea peninsula as "illegal and illegitimate."
"The European Union does not recognize and continues to condemn this act of violation of international law," the statement says.
In the March 2014 referendum, around 97% of voters supported reunification with Russia. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Crimea’s reintegration into Russia the same month.
In a documentary "Crimea. The Path to the Motherland" that was broadcast by Russia’s television channel Rossiya 1 on Sunday, Putin said Crimea’s parliament was an absolutely legitimate legislative body when it voted in favor of reunification with Russia.