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Russia’s Chief Investigators Equates Crimea Denial to Extremism


One of Russia’s most senior law enforcement officials has said that dismissing the referendum under which Crimea joined Russia should be a crime equal to extremism.
Crimea was controversially annexed from the territory of Ukraine in 2014 as well-armed, but unmarked, fighters who appeared to be Russian special operations forces seized government buildings. Pro-Russian authorities then set up an internationally unrecognized referendum in Crimea on joining Russia, after which the region was incorporated into the Russian Federation.
According to Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia’s Investigative Committee, questioning the legitimacy of the referendum should be considered “extremist activity” for “falsifying reports of historical …read more

Source: Newsweek

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