The return of annexed Crimea to Ukraine in the next 3-5 years is impossible, according to Deputy Minister for the Occupied Territories Georgiy Tuka. He said this in the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"I find it impossible the return of Crimea in the next 3-5 years. Let me explain why. My personal view is that such return will start only when the centrifugal forces will begin once again in Russia after the economic crisis.
Now this may seem nonsense and fantasy, but you could see news feeds of the mid '90s, how the events unfolded in Kaliningrad, Tatarstan ... and then Chechnya exploded. We all saw it with our own eyes, " he explained.
Tuka added that such events may recur in Russia. "If the international community will not reduce the pressure on Russia, we all will see this in the next 5-10 years", he says.