After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia, together with the UK and the US signed the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, in which, in exchange for giving up nuclear weapons, publicly guaranteed the integrity of Ukraine's sovereignty within the borders of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic.Organized in Crimea Russian military invasion in February-March 2014 and the referendum held on March 16 outside the norms of international law, allow the international community to recognize the illegal annexation.

accession or annexation?

Initially, the international community was in a shock, as in the civilized world in the 21st century to think imperial categories attachment areas have long been pending.The civilized world is united and globalized quite different motivations
, causes and categories.That is why the first reaction was the German Chancellor gave her to the world of the phrase in a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama, when she said that Vladimir Putin has lost touch with reality and live in some kind of a fantasy world.

In the first research publication, in particular in the newspaper The Guardian, there were arguments that Russia has unilaterally decided to embark on the shaky ground of a new Cold War, in order to try to take revenge for losing in the mid-1980s, the Cold Warthat ran between the Soviet Union and the West a little over forty years, as a result there was the collapse of the Soviet Union.

main concern of the world backstage cause irreversible geopolitical consequences that may follow after such a precedent.The effects that put the world on the brink of a third world war.Many columnists foreign publications pointed to the identity of Russian propaganda rhetoric skvozyaschey to justify the reasons for the Crimea, with the rhetoric of Nazi Germany in connection with the annexation of Austria and part of Czechoslovakia before World War II.

Dry analysis of voting on the recognition or non-recognition of the Crimean referendum held at the United Nations, showed that most of the countries perceived as the annexation of accession and as a challenge to Russia to the world community.Only a few developing countries of the third world, such as North Korea, Syria and Venezuela endorsed the incident.China has refrained from making any assessment of the event.


As the US, Canada and the EU from the outset agreed that Russia had violated the sovereignty of a neighboring country and therefore, if you do not give up their intentions, should be punished, the leadership of these countries haveagreement on imposing political and economic sanctions, as individual citizens of Russia, and at various enterprises and companies.

Initial sanctions are preventive in nature and in the least seriously affected the Russian economy and the oligarchy that allowed patriotic citizens are confident in the infallibility of the ongoing policy of the Russian government.But subsequent actions, exacerbated by propaganda and actions in relation to the two eastern regions of Ukraine - Lugansk and Donetsk, with support in their pro-Russian separatists and terrorists - has led to a tightening of sanctions measures.By the end of July 2014, Russia received 3 stages increasingly stringent sanctions in various areas.According to the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Senate Robert Menendez, in September 2014 Russia expects to Stage 4 of the sanctions affecting the banking sector, as well as to veto the supply of advanced technologies and modern energy equipment, without which it is impossible extraction of the main export of Russian goods - oil andgas.

Thus, slowly but steadily, weaving and winning for himself the time to avoid tipping their economies to the brink of energy and economic crisis, the international community pushes Russia into a deep periphery of international interests and progressive international isolation.

a result, according to Western economic and political analysts, only in the next six months annexation of the Crimea will cost Russian taxpayers of several thousand billion dollars, and in the future will drive the economy into recession, and possibly bring a deep economic crisis, as well as accelerate the collapse of thethe already difficult situation in the industrial and social infrastructure of the country.