Crimea will remain part of Russia, and Moscow under any circumstances will not give it to Ukraine. This was told by the American political scientist, Director of the consulting firm Kissinger Associates and a former adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush on Russia and Eurasia Thomas Graham at the meeting with Russian journalists, which was attended by the correspondent of”.ru”.
“Russia’s task is to convince other countries to the fairness of the merger. This requires quite creative diplomacy, but diplomats typically, such work and engaged,” he said. According to him, China just uses a “creative diplomacy” to discuss the issue of Taiwan.
Previously tacit recognition of the Crimea by the Russian found in the words of the President of the United States Donald trump. Commenting on Twitter the incident in the Kerch Strait, he wrote that the detainees and sent to the Crimean port city of Kerch, the Ukrainian ships are in Russia.
Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum in March 2014. The Ukrainian government and most of the world, including USA, did not recognize the election results. Moscow stressed that the referendum was held in compliance with all international norms.
The Republic of China on Taiwan is actually a separate state, which China considers its province. Separation occurred in 1949 after the civil war. Since then, relations between China and Taiwan, which until 1971 was represented China in the UN, constantly tense. The third and last crisis in the Taiwan Strait occurred in 1995-1996 — when the us government sent to Taiwan two aircraft-carrier groups.
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