On the Day of the Crimean resistance against Russian occupation the Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has made the following post to Facebook:
- Today is the Day of the Crimean resistance against Russian occupation. Two years ago Crimeans held a rally for their freedom, dignity and Ukraine’s integrity, a rally against tortures, murders and lawlessness. The occupiers won’t break the Crimean Tatar people, won’t intimidate Crimean Ukrainians, and won’t force the world to recognize the international robbery. Justice will be restored. Crimea is Ukraine! Yatsenyuk wrote.
February, 26 has been recognized the Day of Crimean Resistance against Russia’s occupation as this day the city of Simferopol hosted a rally against the separatist sentiments in Crimean Parliament, which led to occupation of the peninsula.
The Russian Federation occupied Crimea in February-March 2014 saying a falsified referendum on March, 16 showed that Crimean residents want to join Russia. The international community has not recognized the annexation. For Ukraine, Crimea remains the temporarily occupied territory.