19 February, 00:36

Crimean parliament officially calls events in Ukraine Civil War

Crimean parliament officially calls events in Ukraine Civil War

“Appeal of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych” was presented by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Crimea to the President urging him to take extraordinary measures to preserve the constitutional order and unity in Ukraine.

The letter states:

"Dear Viktor Fedorovich!

Peaceful Crimea is extremely disturbed by another outbreak of violence in the center of Kiev. Massacres on the streets of the capital proves that the opposition accepted the numerous concessions from the government as a sign of weakness, and used amnesty law as a break before trying to take power by force in the country.

Militants from "Svoboda", "Praviy Sector" and other extremist organizations declared a general mobilization and urged people with firearms go to the barricades. There are already first victims from that criminal acts.

On February, 18 innocent people were killed by uncontrolled bandits. This is no longer a peaceful protest, as the opposition leaders and media are talking about, it is not even a riot. This is the beginning of the Civil War, about which the Crimean parliament warned repeatedly.

Today we require from you as the head of state decisive action and emergency measures. Hundreds of thousands of Crimean residents are waiting for that, all those people who voted for you in the presidential election for the hope of stability in the country. 


There is still a chance to preserve the foundations of the constitutional order and unity of Ukraine. Tomorrow it may not be. In the case of further escalation of the civil conflict Verkhovnaya Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reserves the right to urge residents to defend their autonomy of civil peace on the peninsula.


- The Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea."

The statement was published on the official website of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Tuesday.

Voice of Russia

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