Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine – White House

15.02.2017 10:20 554

Administration of the White House, led by the US President Donald Trump expects Moscow to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and return Crimea to the Ukrainian authorities.

An appropriate statement was made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to deescalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea.  At the same time, he fully expects to and wants to be able to get along with Russia," the representative of the White House said.

He called the situation in eastern Ukraine “dire” and the one that demands clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions.

The Administration’s official also confirmed that the current administration in Washington recognizes Crimea as part of Ukraine.

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