Russian politicians have declared the futility of attempts of the Ukrainian authorities to "return" the Crimea.
On the eve of the former Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin called for the establishment of the Peninsula "internal and external issue" for Moscow.
The Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation of the Crimea region Michael Sheremet said that the Crimea is a pride for Russia, unlike Ukraine, whose authorities have always regarded the Peninsula as a problem and a foreign land, which "sooner or later have to repay".
Earlier, former Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on his page on Facebook said about the "Crimean days." He recalled that on 23 July, was the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Welles, fixing the United States ' refusal to recognize Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia part of the Soviet Union. These republics seceded from the Soviet Union in 1990-ies. Klimkin said that "it is necessary to turn the Crimea in the internal and external challenge to Russia."
The state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet called opportunistic U.S. response to the installation of two amphibious assault ships in the Crimea and urged no more mistakes, added the Peninsula to the Ukrainian territory.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday took part in the laying of two amphibious assault ships on the Kerch plant "Zaliv". The ships are named after famous military leaders: "Ivan Rogov" and "Mitrofan Moskalenko". At the same time via videoconference, the laying of two nuclear submarines and two frigates in the shipyards of Severodvinsk and St. Petersburg.
The gas pipeline "Nord stream 2" will finish despite opposition and sanctions from the United States, all attempts to prevent the implementation of the project "end in tears", said the Deputy of the state Duma, member of the Committee on energy Mikhail Sheremet.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and second thread "Turkish stream." These actions put at risk the us sanctions on investments and other actions associated with the Russian export gas pipelines.
The Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation of the Crimea region Michael Sheremet described the statement of the commander of the naval forces of Ukraine (naval forces) on the preparation to full-scale warfare with Russia as a manifestation of the country's "second wave of the pandemic of madness" and warned Kiev authorities against possible aggression.
Earlier, the commander of the naval forces of Ukraine (CMU), Alexei Neiipp in interview to the newspaper "Duma" has declared that the battle fleet is preparing for full-scale warfare with Russia. In particular, according to him, Ukraine intends to "return" the Crimea and is preparing for war with Russia. The rear Admiral stressed that signal the beginning of the confrontation will become Russia's attempt to restore the flow of water through the North-Crimean canal to the Peninsula.
The state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet called absurd and thirst for wealth exhibited by the Kiev authorities, the duty for the black sea fleet in Crimea.
Earlier, the Deputy head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry Vasily Bodnar in an interview with "UKRINFORM", said that Russia owed to Kiev about $ 100 million, but in 2014 no payment was. The diplomat explained that the Russian side unilaterally denounced the agreement on the basing of the black sea fleet in Crimea. While the Kiev authorities believe that the agreement should remain in force, since the legal procedures were not followed and Russia violated international law.
The extension of EU sanctions against the Crimean region is a betrayal of democracy, said state Duma Deputy from the Crimea and Sevastopol Mikhail Sheremet.
The Council of the EU on Thursday agreed to extend for one year sanctions imposed in connection with joining of Crimea to Russia, - to 23 June 2021. The report notes that the EU still does not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
The question of Russian status of Crimea is closed completely, the creation of any international negotiation formats may not be out of the question, said the Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation of the Crimea region Michael Sheremet.
Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian government supports the modernization of the dialogue with Russia on settlement of the conflict in the Donbas with the support of international partners and the creation of a separate platform on the question of the "return" of the Crimea. This is stated in the programme of activities of the Cabinet of Ministers, the draft of which was sent for approval to the Verkhovna Rada.
The state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet said that the call of US Ambassador to the OSCE James Gilmore to stop the "campaign of oppression in the Crimea" looks at least surprising, and invited him to relax on the Peninsula.
Earlier, Gilmore urged Russia to end its "campaign of oppression" in Crimea to return to Ukraine's full control over the Peninsula, immediately to release all political prisoners and withdraw its troops and military equipment from Eastern Ukraine. According to him, Russia continues the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula, the Black sea and the Azov sea. The Ambassador noted that the United States will never recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the sanctions will remain in place as long as the Peninsula will not return back to Ukraine. The statement was presented to the OSCE permanent Council in Vienna and posted on the website of the U.S. mission.
The state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet called on the us authorities to ensure the safety of Russian journalists covering events in the US, otherwise it will be regarded as a violation of democracy and the manifestation of sanctioned violence.
Earlier it was reported that the Minneapolis police deliberately fired tear spray against journalists - the crew of the TV channel VICE and RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev after the dispersal of the protest action. MIA "Russia today" demanded from the authorities of the United States investigate the actions of the police.