Earlier, the Ukrainian authorities expressed their intention to create a new diplomatic initiative, the aim of which should be the return of the Crimea. The Russian side, commenting on this idea, noted that the question of supplies of Crimea has been closed long ago.
MOSCOW, 21 Jan. Representatives of the Russian Federation, commenting on the new diplomatic initiative of Kiev, aimed at the return of the Crimea, confirmed that for Moscow, the topic of the Peninsula after a referendum of its residents on joining Russia, finally closed.
Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Jaresko said that Kiev aims to create a forum in Crimea by analogy with the so-called Geneva format of settling the situation in southeastern Ukraine involving the Russian Federation, Ukraine, EU and USA.
In the Kremlin, commenting on this idea, noted that the Crimean problem does not exist, and the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said, “keep Dreaming”.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after held there on March 16, 2014 referendum in which the majority of voters voted for reunification with Russia. In Moscow declared that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Kiev still considers Crimea as part of Ukraine.
The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the idea of Kiev to create a format for resolving the issue of the Crimea, stated that the Crimean problem does not exist.
“The issue of Crimea does not exist as such, and accordingly it is impossible to discuss the question of the Crimea itself,” said Sands, answering the request of journalists to comment on the proposal of Kiev on the need to resolve the issue in Crimea with the creation of a special format “Geneva plus”.
Waiting for new provocations
The official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on the briefing on Thursday commented on the idea of Kiev about a certain format on Crimea with the words “keep dreaming”.
In turn, the head of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya believes that the statement of the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalia Jaresko on the new diplomatic steps for the return of Crimea can be regarded as a statement about new provocations.
“The statement Jaresko about new diplomatic steps to return the Crimea — this is essentially a statement about new provocations and illegal actions against citizens of a sovereign jurisdiction established the highest form of civilized democracy in international law — by referendum residents of Crimea and Sevastopol”, — the Deputy told journalists on Thursday.
Yarovaya noted that the words in fact – “it is, rather, the heresy of diplomacy, as, indeed, the very existence of the foreign Ministers of Ukraine is the heresy of people’s power in the country.”
The Governor of Sevastopol Sergey meniailo compared the creation of the Ukrainian authorities on the reintegration and de-occupation of the Crimean Peninsula with the plans of conquest of space.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has updated the structure of its representative office in Crimea by creating a service on the de-occupation of the Peninsula. The office is mandated to actively participate in the development of strategic programmes for the return of Crimea under Ukraine’s jurisdiction.
“The Kiev authorities are howling at the moon and continue to build awesome plans, ranging from the conquest of the cosmos, ending with the return of the Crimea”, — said Menyailo.
According to the Governor, the official Kiev is trying through this political Scam to pull the EU or the USA additional preferences and funds for anti-Russian activities. “The whole world knows that Crimea is not coming back, grab him by military force is impossible, the proposal of Ukraine on the peaceful transition Crimeans rejected and sent official Kiev in a certain direction, but President Poroshenko continues to struggle with windmills and creates new departments,” — said Menyailo.
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