Ok, you can call it what you like. The rest of the world is calling it correctly: annexation.
So to which time would you like to go back? Perhaps my hometown Utrecht can be annexed by Italy again, they founded it so I guess it is rightfully theirs.
The “world” consists of many people and many nations. Who and where is calling that “annexation”? It’s predominant point of view among Western elites, but that’s pretty much it. Nobody else really considers Crimea polls and subsequent joining Russian Federation “annexation” of some sort. Except Ukraine of course, but it’s due to their own actions.
Now imagine that some screwed up dudes in The Hague arrange an armed coup and seize the power, illegally of course. And 90% of your hometown population will want to join Italy (or any neighboring state that can protect them, be it France or Germany maybe). Are you gonna still call that “annexation” or “occupation”?
"Ukraine and many world leaders condemned the annexation and consider it to be a violation of international law and Russian-signed agreements safeguarding territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Agreement on Establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1991, Helsinki Accords, Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances of 1994 and Treaty on friendship, cooperation and partnership between the Russian Federation and Ukraine."
"Afghanistan, Cuba, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe have recognised the result of the 2014 referendum in Crimea."
Not the western world, but the whole world except a view countries.
Now for the "coup" in Kiev, the people protested because they wanted an association thready with the EU and Putin said "no". 90% is of the illigal, illegitemate referendum number, that is fake, so why bring that up? I said it many times before, if there is a truly free referendum, properly supervised by the international community and the outcome is 2/3 in favour, I have no problem with that. Breaching international law and a number of other international treadies, I have a problem, especially since this is not the first time Russia has done this in the recent past and this must stop.
Now imagine this, Siberia wants to secrete from the Russian Federation. They organize such a referendum, 90% of them say "yes", what response would Russia have? Well we know actually, since this has happened (not in Siberia) in the past and Russia went to war.