The US wants to make Russia the enemy, but the Relationship between Russia and the West will never be the same, said in a statement on Tuesday, the head of the U.S. Department of defense Ashton Carter.
"We are deeply concerned about his worsening situation in terms of global security. We don't want to make the Russian Federation an enemy, but the mistake that she did not give her a chance to turn back time and bring her back to Europe, " said Carter, adding that, in his vision, the actions of the Russian Federation has brought serious imbalance.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada first imposed against the Russian Federation 1st batch of sentences, then it was expanded. In response, Russia imposed retaliatory measures that have spread to the products of the agricultural sector from the USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
in April of last year the Ukrainian Authorities began in the Donbass military action against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 8 thousand people. The Ukrainian Authorities and the West blame Russian Federation of interfering in Ukraine's internal Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
Crimea and located on the Crimean Peninsula Sevastopol became the Russian regions in March 2014 after a referendum in which over 90% of residents voted for secession from Ukraine and reunification with Russia. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. The authorities of the EU and U.S. will not recognize the results of the referendum, and Ukraine still considers Crimea its, but at the time occupied territory.