The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov
The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov on Friday, March 18, commented on the statement of foreign Ministers of the 28 EU countries, in which they called on UN member States to follow the EU and impose sanctions against Russia. The statement comes on the second anniversary of the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
Crimea is a region of Russia, and this is not the subject of international negotiations and contacts, Peskov said in response to a request of journalists to comment on the calls for UN countries to join anti-Russian sanctions.
“This region of the Russian Federation. Russia did not and will not be discussed with anyone never to discuss their regions. In this case, it will need with absolute respect for the will of the Crimean people and the decision that was made two years ago. Any discussion of it is not subject, in this case, of course, this is not an issue that can be the subject of some negotiations or international contacts,” Peskov said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Earlier in the night on March 18 — the second anniversary of the annexation of Crimea to Russia — the European Union made a statement, which once again condemns this move and calls on UN countries to join the sanctions against Russia.