In the 6th anniversary of the annexation of Crimea to Russia the US said they did not recognize the annexation and sanctions will not be lifted until Crimea will not return to Ukraine

the sixth anniversary of the accession of Crimea to Russia, which most of the world considers annexation, illegal acquisition of territory, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on Russia to on the Eve of the US President Donald trump has extended for one year sanctions against Russia imposed over the situation in Crimea in March 2014 the sixth anniversary of the accession of Crimea to Russia, which most of the world considers annexation, illegal acquisition of territory, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on Russia to “end its occupation” of the Peninsula
U.S. Department of State / Flickr.com on the Eve of the US President Donald trump has extended for one year sanctions against Russia, imposed over the situation in Crimea in March 2014
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the sixth anniversary of the accession of Crimea to Russia, which most of the world considers annexation, illegal acquisition of territory,U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on Russia to “end its occupation” of the Peninsula, accusing the Kremlin of lying and misinformation in an attempt to legitimize their illegitimate actions.

As stated in the statement of the head of the U.S. Department performing the function the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Washington will never recognize Crimea as part of Russia. “Crimea is Ukraine”, – said Secretary of state Michael Pompeo on Twitter.

“six years after the annexation of Crimea, Russia continues to rely on lies and misinformation in their failed attempt to legitimize illegitimate actions. Her efforts are doomed to failure. The world will never forget the wanton Russian invasion of Ukraine”, – said in a statement posted on the website of the US state Department.

“As highlighted in our statement on Crimea by July 2018, the United States will never recognize Russia’s statements on sovereignty over the Peninsula. The occupation of Crimea and the increasing militarization of the Peninsula – a threat to the common security of the world. The Russian occupation authorities continue infringing on human rights and fundamental freedoms, brutally suppressing criticism from civil society and the media and limiting religious freedom… More than 80 people from the Crimea, including members of the Crimean Tatar community, sent to prison for their peaceful opposition to the occupation, and some of them were tortured,” – said in a statement the US state Department.

the Agency also pointed to the forced conscription of nearly 20 thousand people living in the Crimea, men, that is a violation of international law. “The occupation authorities severely restrict freedom of religion, persecute believers by bogus charges of terrorism and seized the Cathedral of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Simferopol”, – said the American Agency, calling on Russia to release illegally condemned all Ukrainians and to stop violations of fundamental freedoms in the Crimea.

in addition, the U.S. condemned “the unprovoked invasion” Russia to Ukraine, and “the continued aggressive actions against Ukraine, including in the Donbas.”

the state Department announced that the US will maintain sanctions against Russia as long as control of the Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine and Moscow does not fulfill pit is a fully their commitments under the Minsk agreements.

the President of the United States Donald trump has extended for one year sanctions against Russia imposed over the situation in Crimea in March 2014. According to the American leader, “the actions and policies of persons undermining democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine, threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity, contributing to the misappropriation of its assets, as well as the actions and policies of the government of the Russian Federation, including the proposed annexation of the Crimea and the use of force in Ukraine, continue to pose an extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States”.

“I Therefore extend for one year the regime (sanctions) state of emergency declared by decree 13660”, – stated in the explanatory note, signed by the President of the United States.