I will never recognize annexation of Crimea by Russia, - Pompeo

He supported the maintenance of the anti-Russian sanctions
14:59, 13 April 2018

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Mike Pompeo, the CIA leader and President Donald Trump's candidate for the U.S. Secretary of State stood for the sanctions against Russia and assured that he will never recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

He also claimed that he supports the plans to provide Ukraine with the lethal weapons. Pompeo also added that he will not recognize the annexation of Crimea and will fight that the US will also never recognize this event.

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