Maria Tobacco. The occurrence of Crimea in structure of Russia and "different targets" the UK and Russia in the Syrian Arab Republic has damaged Bilateral relations between Moscow and London, said Last news Commissioner of the foreign Ministry of the United Kingdom.
"Bilateral relations were damaged by the illegal annexation of Crimea and destabilization of Ukraine. It is clear that we have different tasks in the Syrian Arab Republic. We want to defeat ISIL and to end the conflict, while Russia's actions say about what its priorities are the support of the Assad regime, and not the victory over ISIS, " said she.
at the same time she stressed that London believes relations With Russia are "frozen" or in a state of stagnation. Before the first day of the week the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the political dialogue of the Russian capital and London is in a frozen state and the initiator of this "freeze" was not the Russian Federation.
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.
From September 30 to Russia at the request of President Bashar al-Assad began to apply air strikes against the "Islamic country" in the Syrian Arab Republic. During this period of time aerospace force has made more than 930 sorties, destroying hundreds of terrorists, dozens of control points, warehouses and other facilities of the terrorists.
last week the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said after meeting in Vienna With U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry and Ministers of foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the Russian Federation and the partners share the same goals, which are to stop the war, to fight crime and promote the political process in the Syrian Arab Republic.