Pushkov commented on the words of US Ambassador about ownership of the Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotoreceptor Committee of the State Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov. Archival photoPushkov commented on the words of US Ambassador about ownership of the Crimea© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov commented on the words of U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman about the affiliation of Crimea to Ukraine. Relevant post he posted in his Twitter.

«Not the Ambassador of the USA to determine whose Crimea: US neither to Crimea nor to live there. They of Jerusalem have said — better to remain silent,» wrote the Senator.

Pushkov noted that, according to former colleagues Huntsman at the Atlantic Council, the diplomat is set to improve relations with Russia. «I don’t think he chose the right path,» concluded Pushkov.

Previously, the huntsman, answering questions of users of the Network, said that «Crimea is Ukraine». «Restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is critical (factor) to improve Russian-American relations,» the diplomat added.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which more than 95 percent of the residents voted for joining Russia.