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Volker: Assumptions about possibility of recognizing Crimea are too hasty

The US will continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
19:42, 8 July 2018

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The statements about the possibility of recognizing Crimea as Russian territory by the United States are too hasty. This was stated by the Special Representative of the US State Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker in an interview with OstWest.

He noted that the American media, which spread such assumptions, misinterpreted the events.

"I think the American media hurried with the story of the possibility of recognizing the annexation of Crimea. The White House further spoke very clearly: John Bolton, US National Security Advisor, and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders clarified that the United States does not plan to recognize the Russian annexation of Crimea. We should understand such American position," Volker explained.

He also stressed that the United States fully supports Ukraine in the restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as peace, especially in the eastern regions.

We recall, on June 29, US President Donald Trump, answering the question of journalists, is he ready to reconsider the US position on the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, said: "We are going see." This caused a wave of speculation in the media about whether Washington plans to recognize the occupied peninsula as a Russian territory.

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