The U.S. will not recognize Crimea’s annexation and the mass media rushed to conclusions spreading such information, as Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, said it in the interview for Ost West.
“I think that the American media rushed with the information on the possibility of recognition of Crimea’s annexation. The White House expressed its position quite clear – John Bolton, the National Security Advisor, and Sarah Sanders, the White House Spokesperson, noted that the U.S. was not going to recognize Crimea’s annexation. This is the way one has to understand the American position,” Volker stated.
He added that the U.S. supported Ukraine in the peace issue, in particular in the regions of battle actions. And Ukraine knows it.
“I think that the Administration (and it is Trump’s ministration for half a year now) showed a consistent approach in this regard,” Volker noted.
Earlier, on June 29, Trump answering a question of the journalists on whether he was ready to reconsider the U.S. position in terms of Crimea’s annexation by Russia in 2014, he said “We’ll see”. On July 16, Trump is to meet with Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President, in Helsinki and many are worried that he would recognize Crimea as Russian.
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