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US Secretary of State declared back in December of 2017 that the United States “will never accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea. Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of the peninsula to Ukraine.”
Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovitch echoed the rhetoric of her superior during the fourth international forum “Occupied Peninsula: Four Years of Resistance,” and further added that “Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and the human rights of Ukrainian citizens is a threat not just to Ukraine, but to the international community.
She made clear that Washington’s “position is clear: Crimea is Ukraine, and Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of the Crimean Peninsula to Ukraine.”
Capitol Hill extended sanctions on Russia at the end of January, and added 21 people and 12 organizations to the sanction’s list.