“Six years ago, Russia held a fake referendum”,- USA

March 16, 2020

On Monday, March 16, the sixth anniversary of the occupation of Crimea, the US Embassy in Ukraine recalled its unchanged position regarding the non-recognition of the illegal occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Russia. This was reported via the department’s Twitter page.

“Six years ago, Russia held a fake referendum, trying to justify the illegal occupation of Crimea. Crimea is Ukraine, and the United States will never recognize its illegal occupation by Russia”,- the report said.

Earlier, in a statement by the EU High Representative, Josep Borrel Fontelles, on behalf of the European Union for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the EU’s firm position on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine was also emphasized.