Moscow, 18 March 2022 (TDI): Russia celebrates eight years of Crimea’s reunification with the Russian Federation.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia acknowledged Crimea’s reunification with the Russian Federation.

On 18 March 2014, about eight years ago, the Republic of Crimea acceded to the Russian Federation by signing the agreement of accession. Furthermore, through that agreement, they formed New Constituent Entities within the Federation of Russia.

The Russian Federation’s Narrative   

On April 8, 1783, Crimea returned to the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic after an era of domination by the Turkish-Tatar. Sevastopol, the great city of Crimea, was also founded that year.

Afterwards, it emerged as the main military port of the Black Sea Fleet. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, vast territories of the southern part of Russia were included in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic without consideration of the ethnic structure of the local population.

At this time, it was decided to transfer Sevastopol and the Crimean Region to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic. In 2013, political unrest broke out in Ukraine. Ethnic Russians were being deprived of their historical memory, native language and were being forced to assimilate.

Subsequently, the people of Sevastopol and Crimea called on Russia for help. A referendum was scheduled for 16th March 2014 to include the Republic of Crimea in the Russian Federation.

Likewise, a clear majority of Crimea and Sevastopol supported the reunification of the peninsula. The referendum represented a great “triumph of Democracy”.

On 17 March 2014 Supreme Council of the Republic, proclaimed Crimea a sovereign state through the resolution. Subsequently, on 18th March 2014, the agreement of Crimea’s reunification with the Russian Federation was signed.

The top officials and leaders signed the agreement. In particular, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov, Vladimir Konstantinov; the Chairman of the State Council of Crimea, and Alexey Chaly; the Head of Sevastopol.