U.S. State Dept reiterates its Crimea policy after Trump's alleged "Crimea is Russian" remarks

10:04, 19 June 2018
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"Again, we've reiterated that our Crimea policy remains. We support Ukraine's territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, and our Crimea policy remains unchanged. Our sanctions – our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia ends its occupation and returns Crimea to Ukraine," Senior State Department Official answered the journalist's question about the alleged comments by U.S. President Donald Trump at the G7 summit that Crimea is Russian.

Earlier, Buzzfeed claimed, citing two diplomatic sources, Donald Trump allegedly told G7 leaders that "Crimea is Russian because everyone who lives there speaks Russian."

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