Crimea is not for sale, and this is the only possible answer. This is how Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainain diplomat and the country’s permanent envoy in PACE commented on today’s statement by Czech president Miloš Zeman. As 112 International reported, in his speech at PACE session, Zeman offered Russia to pay Ukraine for Crimea and thus legalize the annexation of the peninsula in February 2014.
‘He (Zeman, - 112 International) has always supported Russia. Today, he was merely an artist who was brought onstage to create the right atmosphere and mobilize those who still as doubts on whetehre Russia should or should not return to PACE. The only answer to him is this: Crimea is not for sale. However, it’s not the artist who plays the lead role in this play; it’s the directors. We know them. They know we know them,’ Kuleba posted on Facebook.
Earlier today, Milos Zeman, the Czech president, held a speech at PACE session in Strasbourg; in it, he said the Crimea’s case is done and it should be settled by Russia paying Ukraine in either money or natural resources, like oil or gas. Besides, Zeman insisted on lifting EU sanctions from Russia and setting closer contacts with the Kremlin.