Lavrov: US, EU, NATO declarations won’t change Crimea’s reunification with Russia

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23 April 2019

The issue of Crimea’s reunification with Russia is settled for good, no foreign declarations of the US, European Union or NATO will change the situation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a presentation of the album dubbed "Crimea in the development of Russia: history, politics, diplomacy. Russian Foreign Ministry v2_archive documents", ONA reports citing TASS.

"The Crimea’s reunification issue is settled whether anyone likes it or not," the Minister pointed out. "No declarations issued by Washington, the EU or NATO are not capable to change the situation either legally or politically. Moreover, the peninsula lately has been more and more visited by the representatives of the political, social, business and cultural circles, including Europeans," he emphasized. "They can see for themselves the Crimean reality and prove that the Crimeans firmly support the independent choice they made."

According to Lavrov, friends of Crimea clubs are operating or are created in a number of countries. "The Russian Foreign Ministry will continue to advance its political and information work to clarify the realities relating to the Crimea’s reunification with Russia," he pledged. "We will continue strengthening international and economic ties of the peninsula in line with the consistent foreign policy of Russia."