The U.S. declaration on the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014 will be placed in the office of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko as his press service reported.
“My presence here, in the U.S. and the meeting in New York where we had the great honor to get the declaration on Crimea signed by State Secretary Pompeo. It will be placed in the presidential office. I promise you,” Poroshenko claimed.
The document was published by the U.S. Department of State on behalf of State Secretary Mike Pompeo in July 2018 and during the 73rd session of the UNGA, its copy was passed to the president of Ukraine.
“It is a very important document,” Poroshenko emphasized.
President of Ukraine expressed the hope: if the world leaders continue to support the extension of the sanctions, Ukraine will defeat the aggressor.
“If we maintain the pressure, then Crimea will become an intolerable burden for Moscow and aggression will be senseless. Russia started to pay the price for its irresponsible behavior, for illegal annexation of Crimea, aggression in the east of my country. Sanctions are working and it is necessary to reinforce them,” the president said.
At the same time, Poroshenko expressed the confidence that after the return of Crimean peninsula under the sovereignty of Ukraine, Russia will not be able to destabilize the situation in the Black Sea region.
“With the liberation of Crimea, Russia will be out of a launching pad to project its power over Syria, to threaten the NATO flank in the Black Sea, to undermine the US-led non-proliferation regime by refurbishing Soviet nuclear facilities in Crimea,” Poroshenko concluded.
As it is known, Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014 after the illegal referendum. On March 17, 2014, Putin signed an order which recognizes Crimea’s “independence.” On the next day, he signed an agreement which joins Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia.