Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin commented on the word my American colleagues Nikki Helin a condition for the lifting of sanctions against Russia a quote from the US Constitution, reports RIA Novosti.
“It is impossible not to recall that the Constitution of the United States has made such remarkable historic words: “We the people”. The people of Crimea quite clearly expressed their will in the referendum,” — said the Russian diplomat.
Churkin also responded to the words of British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, who said that Russia was responsible for the crisis in Ukraine, which began, in his opinion, after the events in the Crimea. Churkin stressed that the crisis in Ukraine began after the coup “is largely supported from the outside.”
2 February, speaking at a meeting of the UN security Council for the first time in the status of a permanent representative of the United States at the world organization, Haley said that restrictive measures against Russia could be lifted only if the return Crimea to Ukraine.
3 February will be held the first meeting Churkin and Haley.