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The call of the head of the military Committee of the Alliance Stuart Peach to Moscow on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Crimea should be considered a provocation, said a member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak. It quotes “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on Thursday, may 23.
“Baseless claims of the representatives of the Alliance and fantasies of the new authorities of Ukraine to return Crimea have nothing to do with the future of the Russian region” — said the MP.
According to him, statements about the non-Russian status of the Peninsula are interference in the internal Affairs of the country. In addition, in his view, rhetoric about the allegedly aggressive Russia, NATO trying to justify its growing military appetites.
“Lies about our country has become the ideology of NATO,” — said Zheleznyak.
Stuart Peach also said that the Russian authorities are obliged “to stop supporting the insurgents” (in the Alliance called self-proclaimed militia Donetsk and Lugansk national republics — approx. “Of the tape.ru”).
Crimea reunited with Russia in March 2014 following a referendum. Kiev and some Western countries refused to recognize the results of the citizens and imposed sanctions against Russia.
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