Bolton and Putin remained everyone at the opinion, discussing the situation in Ukraine
WASHINGTON, July 1. /TASS/ — Previously, the President of the United States Donald trump said it plans to raise the subject of the Peninsula at a meeting with the leader of Russia in Helsinki on 16 July.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and the assistant to the American leader for national security John Bolton remained everyone at the opinion, after discussion of events in Ukraine. On Sunday he told the Bolton TV channel CBS.
He stressed that on 27 June during a visit to Moscow and Putin discussed the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.
“President Putin was very clear to me in this matter, and I replied that each of us will have to agree to disagree on Ukraine. This is not the position of the United States,” — said the assistant to the President of the United States.
On Friday, us President, Donald trump declared that the meeting with Putin, which will be held in Helsinki on 16 July that he intends to raise the subject of the Peninsula. On the question of whether the United States recognize the Russian Crimea, he replied: “We’ll see”.
As stated by June 15, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, “in Russia at all levels, it was stated, and repeatedly and regularly that the discussion of the status of Crimea — the subject is closed”. “If you have any questions regarding the status of Crimea, it is necessary to look into the Constitution of the Russian Federation”, — she added.
After the coup in Kiev in February 2014, the authorities of Crimea and Sevastopol made the decision to hold a referendum on reunification with Russia. In the vote, which took place on 16 March of the same year, took part more than 80% of eligible voters, and for the reunification with Russia voted 96.7% and 95.6% of residents of Crimea and Sevastopol, respectively. 18 March the President of Russia signed the agreement on the accession of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation, and on March 21 the document was ratified by the Federal Assembly. Despite the outcome of the referendum, Kiev refused to recognize Crimea part of Russia.