The decree on ‘temporarily occupied territory’ signed by Kyiv April 28 bears no risk to Crimea, Crimean Premier Sergey Aksyonov said.
“I don’t know what they are doing it for. They just can’t submit that Crimea is not part of Ukraine anymore, amid they are the one to blame.”- Aksyonov noted.
According to Premier, Kyiv authorities are trying to “build up the attitude of Ukrainian citizens to Crimean situation”.
“They are trying to “build up the attitude to Crimean situation. Still, whatever the do, we don’t pay attention to it. I don’t care. I even don’t watch Ukrainian news”- he added.
A reminder that April 28 Ukraine's acting Presidnet Oleksandr Turchynov signed the bill passed by Parliament, declaring Crimea an occupied territory to ensure the rights of citizens in the "temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Sevastopol".
According to the bill, Crimean airspace and waters remain part of Ukraine and citizens are free to cross into and out of the autonomous region.
Crimeans voted in a referendum on March 16 to split from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. The decision has not been recognized by the international community and the interim government in Kiev.