In the Crimea duplicitous called the U.S. position on the status of the Peninsula

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoreceptori. Crimea. Archival photoIn the Crimea duplicitous called the U.S. position on the status of the Peninsula© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The position of the U.S. government on the status of Crimea duplicitous and of no interest to the inhabitants of the Peninsula, said the head of the Crimean government Committee on inter-ethnic relations Zaur Smirnov.

Earlier, the leader of the Free democratic party of Germany, Christian Lindner, has offered Europe a close eye on changing the status of Crimea and instead to increase pressure on Russia to go to the «building relationships». According to Lindner, the current situation with the Crimea «should be considered as a temporary solution for an indefinite period». In turn, the US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker said that Washington is against the freezing of Crimea.

«The U.S. position on Crimea hypocritical, as for the sake of their geopolitical interests is at odds with international law, according to which the inhabitants of the Republic to exercise their right to self-determination in the referendum in 2014. Ignoring the fact the reunification of the Crimea with Russia on the basis of voluntary expression is an example of a policy of double standards», — Smirnov told RIA Novosti.

According to him, this position of the US authorities is not of interest for the Crimeans. «Thanks to reunification with Russia in the Crimea, peace and interethnic harmony», — said the politician.