Finally, more than two Russians and their allies operating in Crimea region have been slapped with sheer sanctions on Monday. On the other hand, Ukraine officials said that they are not going to accept Ukraine’s territorial annexation with Russia and they will do their best to protect their land from separation.
Oleksandr Turchynov, the interim Ukrainian President said in his televised address that “My government would do everything possible to solve Crimea issue diplomatically and I am highly thankful to the people of Ukraine that they rebuffed to respond to Russian provocations with violence”.
He further said that “Kremlin fears from the future of democracy which we are developing and it is the main reason of their anguish and animosity but this issue is not going to prevent us from building the country on democratic lines”.
On the contrary, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that “there are chances that Russia might invade Ukraine and all people of the country should stand out as a family for protection of our land”. He further said that “We know there is only one peaceful solution to this issue but Russia looks for war not for peace”.
Apart from this, in Moscow, President of Russia has signed an executive order that recognizes independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Crimea and Russian parliament is ready to give it legal status in few days to come.
Last but not the least, President of United States warned Russia that “International community is not going to accept the Crimean annexation, and, if Russia continues to violate Ukraine’s constitution and its territorial integrity then more sanctions will be embarked upon Russia to make it diplomatically and economically isolated from the world”.