The white house does not comment on the message about the plans for the resumption of training of the crews of the Russian cosmonauts in the Crimea in 2016, but emphasizes optimal coordination of country pairs in the space sector, said on the first day of the week official authorized White house Josh Ernest.
before the press service of the cosmonaut training Center, Recalling its head Yury Lonchakov said that the training of the crews of the Russian cosmonauts in the Crimea is expected to start again in 2016, and in the future they will be conducted in the highlands of the Peninsula.
"We have many times spoken about the fact that the space program is an area where the U.S. and Russia have the ability to effectively coordinate (their actions) in the interests of our countries and peoples," earnest said in response to the request to respond to the message of the restoration training astronauts in Crimea.
according to his statement, he " didn't see the announcement about it."
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after in March 2014 there were a referendum, which the overwhelming majority of voters voted for secession from Ukraine and reunification with Russia. The US, EU and their partners do not recognize the reunification of Russia and Crimea and imposed penalties against a number of Russian individuals and legal entities.