‘We will return to Crimea issue. I know that Vladimir Putin, the President of Russian made clear that it will not be discussed at the negotiating table. It will be discussed at some moment but we should stop the violence at the East of Ukraine’, Tillerson said.
Also, he claimed that Washington does not accept the Russian invasion of Ukraine that became the ground of the strict sanctions regime.
According to Tillerson, this regime will not be canceled until the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Crimea was annexed by Russia by way of the illegal referendum that was held at the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier the Russian militaries that stayed there without any marking conquered all strategic military objects and building of the force and state bodies. The results of the referendum were not recognized by Ukraine and the world society. The number of the European and world countries, including Ukraine imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.