The head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov called the statement of the former chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania Vytautas Landsbergis about the return of the peninsula to Ukraine after the collapse of Russia as a consequence of pathological Russophobia.
“Pathological Russophobia prevents the former Lithuanian politician from looking at the world soberly. If he could do this, he would have noticed that it is Ukraine that is falling apart. This process began in 2014 and will continue as long as the current Ukrainian authorities are doing everything to exacerbate the internal division and sow hatred, ”the head of the republic wrote on his Telegram channel.
According to him, having chosen the “European” path, Ukraine, Lithuania and other Baltic countries have lost the achievements of the Soviet period, economic and industrial potential. In these states, there is a catastrophic decline in production, an outflow and reduction of the population, as well as the rehabilitation of Nazi criminals, Aksenov stressed.
“Here it is – the logical result of the“ European way ”. Therefore, instead of guessing about the future of Russia, it is better for a Lithuanian dreamer to think about the state of his country, ”Aksyonov summed up.
Earlier that day, Landsbergis said that the collapse of the Russian Federation is the only opportunity for Ukraine to get Crimea. According to the former leader of Lithuania, “Russia will not calm down” in its desire to “own territory up to the whole of Europe.”
Russian Senator from Crimea Sergey Tsekov, responding to this statement, indicated that the prospects for disintegration are real for Ukraine, not for Russia. He also noted that Crimea will forever remain part of the Russian Federation.
Earlier, on September 29, the Ukrainian government approved the strategy of “de-occupation of Crimea”. Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said that Kiev interacts with partner countries and international organizations on this issue.
Crimea returned to the Russian Federation following the results of the 2014 referendum. 96.77% of the region’s residents and 95.6% of the voters of Sevastopol voted for the accession. The procedure was carried out in accordance with international law. Meanwhile, Kiev considers the peninsula to be its temporarily occupied territory. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the issue of the subject’s ownership is closed forever.