In Sevastopol reacted to the protest of Kiev from-for the naval parade
The Deputy of the state Duma from region of Sevastopol Dmitry Belik said that the next protest note to the Ukrainian foreign Ministry regarding the conduct of the naval parade was seen as a kind of greeting.
In Sevastopol on July 26, was held a parade of ships and military-sports holiday devoted to Day of Navy of Russia. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, in turn, handed a protest note to the Russian Embassy because of the parade "without the consent of the Ukrainian side," and "violations of international law."
"The annual celebration of Navy Day in Sevastopol there are a number of mandatory components: welcoming speech of the commander of the black sea fleet, a water-sports festival, fireworks and, of course, a note of protest from the Ukrainian foreign Ministry, a kind of congratulation from the official Kiev. Seriously speaking, we can see how it mangles the Western curators of Ukraine that in Sevastopol bays flies the flag of St. Andrew," - said RIA Novosti Belik.
According to him, many years the Western curators of Ukraine would like to see in the city-hero of Sevastopol NATO ships. "And every time the Navy Day reminds them of unfulfilled plans," - said the Deputy.
Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue "is closed permanently."