Is Kiev Trying to Meddle With Crimea Again? Ukraine Votes to Create Free Trade Zone in Crimea
The Ukrainian parliament has passed a law on the creation of a free trade zone in Crimea nearly five months after the peninsula declared independence from Ukraine to join Russia.
On Tuesday, 227 lawmakers at the Ukrainian parliament approved a law on the establishment of a free trade zone in Crimea for ten years.
On March 16, Crimea’s largely Russian-speaking residents voted in a referendum to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.
More than 96 percent of participants voted for joining Russia in the referendum that created controversy in Europe and beyond.