The state Department named former U.S. position on Crimea

The state Department named former U.S. position on Crimea

Moscow. June 19. INTERFAX.RU — U.S. Policy towards Crimea remains unchanged, said a senior representative of the US state Department while commenting on recent media information that the American President Donald trump believes the Russian Peninsula.

“Our policy in relation to the Crimea remains unchanged. We support the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders,” the official said during a telephone press briefing.

According to him, us sanctions against Russia in the Crimea “will remain in force as long as Russia continues its occupation and return the Crimea to Ukraine.”

Earlier American portal Buzzfeed with reference to two diplomatic sources said that D. trump said other world leaders during the G7 summit in Canada that he considers the Crimea a Russian, because all the inhabitants there speak Russian.

Later a White house spokesman Sarah Sanders stated that he did not know, did the US President to the leaders of the G7 that considers Crimea as Russian territory.