Putin said the question of ownership of the Crimea closed

The question of supplies of Crimea is closed, said President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the plenary session of the Eastern economic forum. “The people of Crimea took the decision and voted. Question historically closed,” he said (quoted by “Interfax”).

“Return to the old system does not exist. No”, — Putin said.

Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum held on March 16, 2014. Then more than 95% of participants in the plebiscite voted for joining the Peninsula to Russia. Ukrainian authorities and Western countries have called this step “annexation,” the United States and the European Union imposed against a number of Russians and Russian companies to sanctions.

In Russia emphasize that this question is closed. “This issue is closed forever. Crimea is part of Russian territory”, — said in February this year, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.