Spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova commented the words of U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo that Crimea should be returned to Ukraine. She stated that that Pompeo does not respect the democratic expression of will of the citizens of Crimea as Zakharova reported on Facebook.
On July 29, the U.S. State Department published the talk of Mike Pompeo with President of the Economic Club of Washington David Rubenstein when Pompeo stated that Crimea should be Ukrainian. He also added that he expects the creative set of ideas of President Volodymyr Zelensky on the solution of Donbas Conflict.
On August 4, Zakharova responded to this message on Facebook: “The last person to whom Crimea owns something is Mike Pompeo, who does not respect the results of the democratic expression of will of the citizens of Crimea”.
Member of Defense Committee of the Council of Federation Frants Klintsevich also responded to the statement of Pompeo: “None of us demands the return of Texas to Mexico. I hope that the U.S. will finally stop to seek impossible poisoning the Russian-American relations and political climate in the world”.
Earlier Zakharova reported interference of American and German diplomats and media in Russia’s internal affairs, which regard reporting the protests in Moscow. The Russian Foreign Ministry will appeal to the authorities of the countries.