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In the state Duma commented on the desire Zelensky to discuss Crimea

State Duma Deputy Ruslan Balbec, commenting on the intention of President Vladimir Zelensky back to the discussion of the Crimea, has compared this proposal with "monologue with the mirror" and said that the answer will not be.

Zelensky wrote in his Twitter that he wants to return to the discussion of the "Crimea issue" on the agenda. The proposal he made during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven, who, he said, supported this initiative.

"Zelensky willingness to talk about the Crimea for us is irrelevant. Let it be rants with its European partners. Of course, the Ukrainian President wants to show itself another "returnee" of the Crimea, but that's just the normal narcissism of the "I work for the good of the country". But with the benefit he had not obtained. So to raise the question of our Peninsula is like a monologue with a mirror: a response and understanding will be," said Balbec RIA Novosti.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue "is closed permanently."