Vladimir Zilinskaite: stringer / RIA Novosti
The proposal of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to return to the discussion of the Crimea looks like a monologue with a mirror. So respond to the desire of the Ukrainian leader, the Deputy of state Duma Ruslan Balbec,, reports RIA Novosti.
According to him, the willingness Zelensky to talk about the Crimea to Russia is irrelevant. “Let it be rants with its European partners”, — said the Deputy and suggested that therefore, the Ukrainian leader wants to show himself as “another “returnee” of the Crimea.” “But that’s just the normal narcissism of the “I work for the good of the country”,” added Balbec.
Earlier Zelensky said he wants to return to the discussion of the Crimean issue, which in recent years has faded into the background. “The years were only a question of ending the war in the Donbass. However, the war, which it is, began with the Crimea”, — he noted.
Crimea became part of Russia in 2014, according to the results of the referendum in which the majority of residents supported the decision. Because of joining the Peninsula to Russia, the United States, European Union and other countries have introduced against Moscow sanctions. Kiev considers the annexed territory of Crimea and accused Moscow of violating the rights of the Crimean Tatars. Russian authorities reject these charges.
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