VORONEZH, October 13. /TASS/. Crimea became part of Russia is legitimate, accordingly, any compensation to Ukraine for the Peninsula cannot be considered.
This was stated to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on made at the PACE session the President of Czech Republic Milos Zeman offer.
“Neither the factual nor the legal terms of any annexation [of Crimea], of course, can not speak, this is not true, and, accordingly, cannot go and speeches about any compensation,” said the spokesman. Peskov recalled that the decision to secede from Ukraine on the background of what happened there a coup and extremism, “which, unfortunately, partially developed and still” took a legitimate body – the Supreme Council of the Crimea; and only after that Moscow was made the decision on the entry of the Peninsula into the Russian Federation.
“Therefore, the very wording of that such actions can be resolved by some ransom, from our point of view, not quite right, more precisely – is not correct,” stated Sands.
Answering the question of how is important for the Kremlin’s recognition of the Kiev fact the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, Peskov expressed the hope that “over time this recognition will come”. “Must be exercised with respect for the will million population of the Peninsula. And then we hope that will be a possible normalization of Russian-Ukrainian relations,” – said the spokesman.
According to Peskov, it is the case with the speech of the Czech President in PACE is about the intra-European debate. “We, of course, highly respected by a very reputable European policy Zeman, whose long-standing good relationship with President [Vladimir] Putin. We observe intra-European debate that is underway in this regard and, in particular, drew attention to the recent statement by Zeman [in the Crimea]” – said a Kremlin spokesman.