US President Donald Trump adheres to the position on the illegality of the annexation of Crimea by Russia. , Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this on air of ICTV channel.
"It is very good that President Trump did back down on any position regarding Ukraine... For example, concerning the issue to what county the Crimea belongs," Poroshenko said.
The President called Putin's answer about the annexation of Crimea "ridiculous," because Putin said: "We held a referendum," meaning the Russians.
"It's not Ukrainians, not the Ukrainian government and the people, but they held a referendum. I think this is another convincing proof of the illegality of annexation," Poroshenko summed up.
As it was reported earlier, Russian president Vladimir Putin claimed at Monday meeting that U.S. President Donald Trump adheres to the position of illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian side.
'Trump’s position about Crimea is known, he adheres to it. He speaks of illegal annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation. We have a different point of view on this. We think that we have undertaken the referendum in strict compliance with the international law of the United Nations Charter. For us, for the Russian Federation, this matter is closed. That’s it,’ he said.
Poroshenko also announced that diplomats will prepare a new resolution on Crimea for the next session of the UN General Assembly. He reminded that the General Assembly had twice supported the Ukrainian position, including in regard of the Crimean Tatars rights violation in Crimea.