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Russia calls British Ministry of Foreign Affairs and U.S. Department of State ‘extremists’ for criticizing annexation of Crimea

The Russian State Duma got "famous" by the initiatives to bring the world-class politicians to justice for opposing to annexation of Crimea.

Once again, the Russian State Duma reminds of itself, in particular, by A Just Russia party, whose members are distinguished by sharp initiatives. Thus, the deputy Oleg Mikheev sent an appeal to the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika to consider the statements of a number of foreign politicians and officials about the "unification" of Russia and Crimea, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Russian newspaper Izvestia.

According to Mikheev, the words of the former spokesman for the U.S. Department of State (now director of communications at the White House), British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko fall under the category of "extremist activities". Therefore, the law enforcement official need to response.

"Oleg Mikheyev recalled that on March 16, Psaki issued a statement calling the union of Russia and Crimea an "annexation" of the peninsula, and on March 22, the British Foreign Secretary called annexation of Crimea illegal, and said that Russia should return Crimea to Ukraine. He also recalled last year's statements of Yulia Tymoshenko – she called for the economic collapse of Russia, strengthening of sanctions, and other measures to make Russia give Crimea back," says the newspaper.

According to the MP, Ukraine has repeatedly initiated criminal proceedings against Russian journalists and actors for the statements aimed at changing the borders of Ukraine.

Earlier, Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov, the Russian State Duma deputies from the Communist Party, request to dismiss Mikhail Zurabov as ambassador to Ukraine, since he was responsible for the victory of the Maidan and growth of anti-Russian sentiment.