In the state Duma commented on trump’s words on the recognition of the Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Polynicotinate in fotobanka. Archival photoIn the state Duma commented on trump’s words on the recognition of the Crimea© RIA Novosti / Alexander Polynicotinate the image Bank

The words of the President of the United States Donald trump on the recognition of the Crimea is aimed at creating a favorable background for future Russian-American summit, the Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

Previously, the tramp, answering the question if he could recognize Russian claims to the Crimea, said: «we’ll See». He also did not rule out that sanctions against Russia will be removed.

Slutsky believes that trump was and remains hostage to the political situation in the United States and forced to go in the Wake of the American mainstream, so his statement can be seen as a kind of signal.

«And it primarily suggests that the emotional trump is ready to restore constructive dialogue between Russia and the United States, and his declared desire to «get along with President Putin» is not only a figure of speech. Russia, for its part, may also «see» where and in what areas of possible enhanced cooperation with the United States,» — said the Deputy.

According to the MP, sooner or later common sense must prevail, and the position of the West against the Russian status of Crimea — change.

The politician reminded that trump has already made similar statements, including in the framework of the electoral program.

«But then the rhetoric of the President of the United States ostensibly in favor of Russia was followed by unprecedented anti-Russian sanctions, and the level of our bilateral relations reached their lowest point in their history,» said Slutsky.

Meeting in Helsinki

Putin and trump will meet on 16 July in Helsinki. As told in the Kremlin, the topic of the meeting will focus on prospects of development of bilateral relations and topical issues of the international agenda.

Diplomatic sources told CNN that trump intends to reach agreements that will help as soon as possible to withdraw American troops from Syria. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that he does not know what is the basis of this information.

According to Peskov, Moscow is ready to take steps to normalize relations with Washington to the extent, which is ready for the US itself.

The referendum in the Crimea

Crimea became a Russian region on the basis of a referendum held in March 2014, after a coup in Ukraine. For reunification with Russia voted 96,77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of Sevastopol citizens.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that the Crimean people decided in a democratic way, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter. According to Vladimir Putin, the question of Crimea is closed completely.

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