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US spokesman Rodney Hunter told the UN Security Council that Russia would never hand over Crimea to Russia and would not lift sanctions against Russia until Russia changed its policy on Ukraine.
“not at all We do not authorize Russia’s attempt at anexi Krymu. Sanctions The United States will act in response to the Russian occupation of eastern Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea. Until Russia changes its orientation“Hunter said.”
“Russia must immediately suspend its occupation of eastern Ukraine and end its occupation of Crimea,” Hunter said. “We call on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine, stop supporting armed groups and meet all the requirements of the Minsk Accords,” he added.
Let us note that the Russian side does She said again and againThat he was not a party to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Earlier, at today’s meeting of the UN Security Council, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia recalled that Erukrul Abagan, head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Program in Ukraine, had said that “special surveillance missions have not detected the presence of Russian troops in the Donbass.” “
Note that Crimea became part of the Russian Federation after the March 2014 referendum. 96.77% of the Crimean electorate and 95.6% of the population of Sevastopol were in favor of annexing Crimea to Russia. Crimean authorities hold a referendum after the February 2014 coup in Ukraine. Ukraine continues to consider Crimea, annexed by Russia, as its territory. The people of Crimea are democratically committed to international law and the UN. Russian officials have repeatedly stated that they fully comply with the charter, express their views and want to annex their territory to the Russian Federation. Russian President Vladimir Putin considers the issue of Crimea to be “deliberately closed.”