The United States will never recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, regardless of who is in the White house. This was told in an interview with British TV channel Sky News Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko.

“Never doubt that no American President, including Donald trump, will never recognize the illegal annexation of the Crimea”, – stressed the head of state.

During the conversation with the leading Poroshenko recalled the Budapest Memorandum, the United States, Britain, France and Russia guaranteed the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

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The President noted that in a long time, both American parties – Democrats and Republicans – to support Ukraine. “There is no doubt that the status of a global leader who has United States, it is impossible to maintain without a clear position on Ukraine”, – said Poroshenko.

The President also recalled that several times talked on the phone with trump, met with Vice-President Mike Pence and “effectively” talked to Secretary Rex Tillerson.

“Our position is clear: nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine. That was my message at the Munich conference, and we got support of the partners”, – summed Poroshenko.

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Russia occupied the Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada has officially announced on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of the Peninsula Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions against which was imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016, the year Parliament recognized the state Duma illegitimate.

Neither the President of the United States does not recognize the annexation of Crimea – Poroshenko 20.04.2017

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