The White house said trump hopes to return Crimea to Ukraine
WASHINGTON, 14 Feb — RIA Novosti. The President of the United States Donald trump is counting that Russia “return of Crimea” to Ukraine, said press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer.
Thus, according to him, the American President, “unlike the previous administration,” wants to get along with Russia, “we could solve many of the problems faced, including the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia)”.
Spicer also said that the current US strategy on anti-Russian sanctions remains unchanged.
According to the head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov, the White house statement about the “return” of Crimea could be due to the desire of the presidential administration “mute” the discontent of the American establishment trump because of his allegedly “Pro-Russian” position. The head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov also links the statement of Spicer with the pressure on the American President.
Again Crimea became a Russian region on the basis of a referendum held after a coup in Ukraine. For reunification with Russia voted more than 95% of the inhabitants of the Peninsula.
Moscow has repeatedly stated that he considers absurd to link sanctions with the implementation of the Minsk agreements, because Russia is not a party to the conflict and the subject of the agreements on the settlement in Ukraine.