Speaker Of The State Duma Of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin
The speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has declared that the United States can change the position on the recognition of Russian Crimea after the election Donald trump President. He stated this in an interview with NTV.
“[Donald] trump said about the rapprochement, trump spoke about building relations, trump talked about the recognition of the Crimea as part of Russia”, — said Volodin.
On specification of the leader that trump has talked about the possibility of recognition of Russian Crimea, the speaker said: “When a politician says “maybe” he does not deny”. In his opinion, “if we are talking about it during the election campaign, it must be said that it is perceived in a positive way”.
“Therefore, we will assume that it was a position that did not deny the consideration of the question in this way”, — said the speaker of the state Duma.
Previously to this issue and asked the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. In an interview with The Associated Press, he said that Moscow is ready to wait until the realization of the Crimea as part of Russia will come in Western countries and in the United States.
“We understand it will take time for our partners in Europe, for our partners in USA to understand it. We are patient enough to wait until this understanding happens here in Washington, in the United States, in Europe,” he said, noting that in Russia no one will debate this issue.
Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum on March 16, 2014. Then 95% of the population of the Peninsula voted for his accession. The US and European countries called the annexation of Crimea “annexation”.
During the election campaign, trump promised to consider recognition of Crimea’s accession to Russia in case of his election. “We look at this. Yes, we will consider it,” he said, without specifying details.
In his opinion, the people of Crimea “would prefer to be with Russia, but not where he was before.” In addition, trump said that the attempt by the US force to return the Peninsula to Ukraine could lead to the outbreak of world war III.
Vyacheslav Volodin in an interview also expressed the hope that the election of trump’s head of USA will help to strengthen Russian-American relations. He stressed that elected US President and Russian leader Vladimir Putin similar positions on many issues.
“It is important to restore confidence, it is important to restore respect. If this is done, much can be done. If trump begins to realize that what I said, of course, radically change the situation”, — said the speaker of the lower house of Parliament.