The U.S. will retain punishment, " referring to the Crimea ", as long as the Peninsula will not return under the supervision of Ukraine, according to a written statement of the official envoy of the state Department Jen Psaki in connection with the anniversary of the Crimean referendum.
"We confirm that the penalties relating to the Crimea, will remain in force until then, will continue as long as the occupation of the country, said an American diplomat, reports news Agency." We do not recognize or do not recognize Russia's attempts to Annex the Crimea ", - said Psaki. She stated that Washington still considers the Peninsula part of the territory of Ukraine. In General, the message envoy of the state Department was couched in very quickly critical expressions in relation to Russia. Crimean referendum was called in it " fabricated ", and the actions of the Russian capital " cynical ". It was also alleged that "over the past year the situation of human rights in Crimea has deteriorated, and living there a national minority, for example, the Crimean Tatars" repression ". The Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Ruslan Balbec said that all the talk about the trampling of the rights of the Crimean Tatars - not more than than a political deception, which is calculated on an ignorant Western audience.