US is going to firmly insist on compliance with the Minsk agreements and will never recognize Crimea's accession to Russia. This was stated by the coordinator of the US State Department on policy of sanctions Daniel Fried, writes the Latvian edition Delfi.
"Sometimes, the United States is accused of short-term thinking, but this is not always the case. We have never recognized the incorporation of the Baltic states into the Soviet Union, and that I am proud of. The United States are capable of incredibly long patience. I can confirm that the United States will never accept the annexation of Crimea.
In the Budapest Declaration Russia recognized Crimea as a part of Ukraine. I remember it, I was there along with President Clinton. In this case, we will be patient, "- said Fried.