Ex-President of Crimea calls on to define Crimean status

27 December 2013 11:14
Ex-President of the Republic of Crimea Yuriy Meshkov, who is in exile in Moscow, called on to conduct an all-Crimean round table to define political and legal status of the peninsula, informs head of “Sevastopol-Crimea-Russia” organization Valeriy Podyachiy. “Ukraine will have ‘fevers’ more frequently and for Crimea it is time to think about its destiny and define its future,” says the statement of the politician, according to r-nav.ru. Meshkov supported the proposal of “Sevastopol-Crimea-Russia” organization to initiate an all-Crimean round table on the political and legal status of the peninsula. “I call on deputies from Crimea and Sevastopol at all levels, heads of Crimean Parliament and deputies of various convocations, leaders of public organizations of Crimea and Sevastopol, the higher clergy and representatives of national and cultural societies of Crimea to take part in the round table. I also invite Crimean business representatives,” said the politician. As reported, in July 2011, the District Administrative Court of Crimea supported the decision of the Ukrainian State Security Service to expel the citizen of Russian Federation Yuriy Meshkov from Ukraine with restricted entry for five years. The Security Service justified its decision to expel Meshkov by his statements indirectly calling for a change in the constitutional system of Ukraine.