Illegitimate Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has urged the Russian authorities to start negotiations on the peaceful regulation of the crisis in the country.
"We ask and urge the Russian government to recall their military to barracks, not to support the illegitimate so-called government of the Crimea and start negotiations for peaceful regulation," Yatsenyuk stated as a press conference in Brussels.
In addition, he pointed out that the Crimea remains and will remain an inseparable part of Ukraine. The so-called referendum, which the autonomous republic is to hold on March 16th, has no legal grounds whatsoever, Yatsenyuk added.
"I called upon the Russian government not to support those, who call for separatism," Yatsenyuk said.
The government of Dmitry Medvedev has resigned. Medvedev failed to meet the requirements of many of Putin's decrees, but Putin takes every effort to make the lives of former governmental officials comfortable