The restrictions included in the new decree of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky will not affect the decision of Crimean residents to become part of Russia at all, the lawmaker wrote on his Telegram channel.
On Tuesday, the Ukrainian leader approved a new package of sanctions against officials of the Eurasian nation who took part in the organization of the elections to the State Duma in the Republic of Crimea.
The measures are also aimed at those who coordinated the elections in the Ukrainian territory of Donbass, where a part of the population has Russian nationality. In total, four Ukrainian decrees sanction about 140 natural persons and 50 legal entities.
Slutski noted that for almost eight years the Crimean peninsula has been living under Russian legislation and is fully integrated into the Russian legal framework. “No decree of the President of Ukraine can change that,” he said.
For the legistator, “this theatrical action is more like shaking fists after a fight.” At the same time, he stressed that Kiev is trying to get political publicity by all possible means.