Washington will leave the punishment relative to the Crimea, until, as long as he will not be returned to Ukraine. About it on Tuesday again said the U.S. assistant Secretary of state on Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland.
"Crimean punishment will remain as long as long as its occupation continues," said Nuland, delivering a speech in the Washington Fund of the Marshal.
Crimea became a Russian region after the March 2014 referendum in which a Large number of residents at that time still Ukrainian autonomy, do not recognise the legality of the coup d'etat in Ukraine, voted for annexation by Russia. In the capital of Russia emphasize that the referendum in Crimea meets standards of international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine still considers the Crimea her, but at the time occupied territory.