According to the bill, introduced in response to the situation in Ukraine, Crimea could be annexed by Russia based on the results of a referendum, without international involvement.
Moscow, February 28. INTERFAX.RU – A group of deputies led by Sergey Mironov, head of the faction A Just Russia, introduced a bill that establishes a simplified procedure for a foreign territory to accede to the Russian Federation. The explanatory note for the bill states that it pertains to the situation in Ukraine.
The bill proposes accepting a part of a foreign country into Russia without concluding an international agreement, as currently required, on the basis of a referendum held in accordance with local law or at the request of the authorities of a foreign state. The bill states that such a procedure for Russia to accept a new territorial subject applies when it is impossible to conclude an international agreement due…
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