March 14, 2014
Yatsenyuk: Time for National Dialogue on Crimea
"We need to start a nationwide dialogue on the autonomy of Crimea," Yatsenyuk said at an Atlantic Council speech in Washington, D.C..
But he added that there are no legal grounds for Sunday's referendum -- a referendum that he and the West see as a rogue act backed by pro-Russian thugs and a show of brute and unprovoked military force.
"This is an illegitimate, unconstitutional referendum," Yatsenyuk said, echoing the talking points heard from the corridors of power in London, Brussels and Berlin.