(updated: 09:29 05.11.2018)
SIMFEROPOL, Nov. 5 – RIA News. All plans that are being hatched in Ukraine for the return of the Crimea are akin to fantastic stories; they are unrealistic to realize neither in the present conditions, nor in the future, said State Duma deputy from the Crimean region, Mikhail Sheremet.
Former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, ex-prosecutor Svyatoslav Piskun on the TV channel NewsOne said that in 3-4 years the residents of Crimea will want to return to Ukraine, noting that for such a development of events Ukraine needs to achieve high economic indicators. Piskun also suggested that Ukraine go to an international court in order to obtain compensation for "damages" from Moscow. At the same time, Piskun did not deny that the Crimeans themselves wanted reunification with Russia. According to him, it is also necessary to understand that in the near future the peninsula will not return to Ukraine. Piskun urged not to lie to the Ukrainian people on this score.
“We see that a lot of talented science fiction writers have appeared in Ukraine. True, science fiction writers are crazy, because a sensible person would not have such a thing in mind. It’s unrealistic to realize this, neither in the present conditions, nor even in the future,” RIA Novosti Sheremet said.
According to him, the Ukrainian authorities have no moral right to talk about compensation for the Crimea.
"For more than 20 years of their stay under the jurisdiction of Ukraine, the Crimea and the Crimean people were exploited, did not invest a penny in the infrastructure of the peninsula, which was in a deplorable state. They pulled everything from mineral resources to human and financial resources. Now Crimea is developing and no one wants There will be no waiting in line to go back to that system. They will not wait. Crimeans have enough of their fill with the corrupt and bloody Ukrainian government, "Sheremet said.
Crimea became a Russian region after a referendum held there in March 2014, in which 96.77% of voters in the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of the residents of Sevastopol were in favor of joining the Russian Federation. Crimean authorities held a referendum after the coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea its, but temporarily occupied territory. The leadership of the Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea in a democratic way, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter, voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the issue of the Crimea is “completely closed”.