One of Simferopol streets may be named after Putin

21 November 2014 11:00

League of Crimean officers has appealed to Simferopol city mayor with an initiative to name one of the city streets after Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The league proposed to name one of the Simferopol streets after Putin, because “Crimea residents owe peace and order in Crimea to Putin”.

“We hope for positive answer from the city authorities and hope that one of the Simferopol streets will bear the name of outstanding son of Russia”- reads the appeal.

Crimea was annexed by Russia in March, following a local referendum, which asked the people of Crimea whether they wanted to join Russia as a federal subject, or if they wanted to restore the 1992 Crimean constitution and Crimea's status as a part of Ukraine.

At first, Moscow denied the presence of its troops in Crimea, but later Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that Russian troops were present in Crimea before the referendum and argued that it was necessary to let Crimeans make the choice on the future of the region.