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"There is no fast geopolitical response to the Crimean issue,” Yatesniuk said.

“A simple solution to the question of how to return [control of] Crimea [to Ukraine] does not exist today."

However, Yatseniuk said that as far as the Ukrainian government is concerned, Crimea remains a Ukrainian territory.

He said he was convinced that next generation of Ukrainian "children and grandchildren" would certainly regain control of Crimea.