In the state Duma commented on the statement Zelensky of the fleet in Odessa
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has stopped thinking about the stationing of the Ukrainian Navy in the Crimea, he made a bet on Odessa as the main base of the national fleet is public recognition of the inability to return to the Crimea, told RIA Novosti state Duma Deputy Ruslan Balbec.
Earlier it was reported that the office of the President of Ukraine issued a statement that Odessa should be the naval capital, and the adoption of the widely publicized official Kiev missile complex "Neptune", which Ukrainian politicians call a "killer" Crimean bridge.
Balbec said that the revanchist mood of the new Ukrainian elite has decreased significantly. "Not long ago, just lazy in Kiev told about the imminent return of the Crimea, and now the leader of the country publicly declares about Odessa as the "capital" of the national Navy, and thus hope on the Peninsula anymore. Don't return mentally, and so even more so. Well, the new missile divisions with rockets "Neptune" - this is to sweeten the bitter pill for the people saying that we are a Maritime power with missiles. Statements such as "blow in moments Crimean bridge" - there is our answer: "knock in seconds", - said the Deputy.
Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which an overwhelming majority of voters of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol voted for entry into structure of Russia. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. 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."