Aksyonov: Crimea fully integrates in Russia

Aksyonov: Crimea fully integrates in Russia

The Republic of Crimea has fully integrated in Russia, Crimean head Sergei Aksyonov said today.

"We have fully integrated in the Russian Federation. People do not remember anymore what hryvnia is, that period has been forgotten like a bad dream," TASS cited him as saying.

According to Aksyonov, Crimea does not depend on food, water and electricity supplies from Ukraine. "There are peace, order and harmony here," he stressed, commenting on the third anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russia.

On March 16, 2014, a referendum on reuniting with Russia was conducted. Over 80% of voters participated in the plebiscite, most of them supporting the idea (96.7% in Crimea and 95.6% in Sevastopol). On March 18, the treaty on Crimea’s reunification with Russia was signed.