The Crimean Peninsula can be returned to Ukraine in 2017, when the Russian Federation violated sufficiently to Moscow was not to the occupied territories. This opinion in an interview with the New time was expressed by the commander of naval Forces Vice-the Admiral Igor Voronchenko, responding to a reporter’s question.
“Maybe in 2017. when shaken the fragile balance of the Russian Federation. And it will soon be shattered,” he said.
According to the commander of the Navy, after the return of the Crimea will have a problem with how to deal with traitors from the ranks of former Ukrainian soldiers who in 2014 during the annexation of the Peninsula moved to the side of the aggressor state.
“Most of the officers of the command, which was left there, are already dismissed. To harm us they already can’t. They have hurt only themselves and their families, to their descendants. The truth is on our side. Crimea will be ours. We will be back” – he explained.
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Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions.