White House explains position on Crimea after Trump avoids direct answer to question

22:33, 3 July 2018

The White House once again has to excuse the behavior of president Donald Trump, who avoided answering the reporters’ question if Crimea belongs to Russia or Ukraine.

When asked, Trump replied ‘We’ll have to see’.

The U.S. Department of the State John Bolton said that territories cannot be reshaped by force.

Later, his counterpart Sarah Sanders said that the sanctions against Russia remain effective.