Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Alexei Reznikov said that Kiev will have the right to “expel from Crimea” Russian citizens who moved to the peninsula from the mainland of the country and thereby became accomplices of the “war crime.”
“This is a war crime … And for this Russia will definitely bear responsibility in the international legal sense,” Reznikov said.
According to him, these people do not have Ukrainian citizenship and came “either voluntarily or by force.”
“But they are, in fact, accomplices of this crime, which is being committed by official Russia, the official Kremlin. Therefore, their fate … I do not like the word “deportation” … it carries the spirit of the Stalinist regime, “said the Deputy Prime Minister, noting that Ukrainian legislation provides for expulsion from the country.
He added that those people who entered through the checkpoint “Chongar”, “Kalanchak” or “Chaplinka”, “probably, there will be no questions.”
According to Reznik, he is for an individual approach, because Ukraine is a civilized country that has declared that it is moving towards Europe.
Earlier, the Crimean government announced plans to prepare an official appeal to the UN due to the water blockade by Ukraine.
Crimea became a Russian region after a referendum held there in March 2014, in which most residents voted in favor of reunification with Russia.
Source site russian.rt.com