U.S. President Donald Trump has stated that Crimea was captured by Russia under the leadership of Barack Obama.
Trump wrote this on his Twitter page on Wednesday.
"Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?" Trump wrote.
Earlier, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that US President Donald Trump expected Moscow to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and return Crimea to the Ukrainian authorities. Spicer also noted that the policy of Washington's sanctions against Moscow would remain unchanged.