Kremlin: Russia will never discuss the territorial jurisdiction of the Crimea

Russia will never discuss the issue of the Crimea’s territorial jurisdiction and is ready to wait until Europe and the USA realize it, as stated by Russian President Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, during an interview with the Associated Press.

"No one in Russia will ever be ready to start any discussion on the Crimea", he said. As noted by the agency, during the interview, Peskov objected to Russia’s actions in the Crimea being called "annexation" and stated that this is a region of the Russian Federation.

"We realize that our partners in Europe and our partners here in the United Stated need time to accept it. We are patient enough to wait until this understanding comes here, to Washington, to the States, Europe", Peskov said when replying to the question of how newly-elected U.S. President Donald Trump might consider the issue.

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, stressed that the position of the European Union regarding Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimea will remain unchanged once Trump becomes president.

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