Ukrainian MPs approved a draft resolution on appeal to the states of security guarantees of Ukraine to preserve thr country's integrity.263 MPs voted for this decision.
The Parliament also called on Russia to immediately withdraw its troops from the Crimea. MPs appealed to residents of the Crimea with a request not to participate in the referendum on March 16. 255 deputies voted for a decision.The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine also adopted a statement which states that the decision of the Crimean parliament contradicts the provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine . In particular, the matter is about violation of the integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, violation of the law on the organization and conduct of elections and referendums. Also, the statement noted that the appeal of the Crimean parliament to the president of the Russian Federation and the Federal Assembly about the adoption of the Crimea to the Russian Federation is illegal , because the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic has no powers to carry out foreign policy. The Parliament of Ukraine demands from the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to immediately reconsider its decision of 6 March and bring it into conformity with the Constitution of Ukraine and the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. If this is not done until March 12 , the Supreme Council of Ukraine will initiate early termination of the Crimean parliament and will ask for the findings of the Venice Commission.