Trump allowed the recognition of Russian Crimea

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The President of the United States Donald trump did not rule that recognizes the Crimea part of Russia, the head of state lead the members of the presidential pool.

«Look,» he replied to the question correspondents, whether to recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia. While the loss of Crimea to Ukraine trump blamed his predecessor. «(Barack — ed.) Obama made it possible,» he said.

The White house gave a similar response when asked whether he will cancel the sanctions against Moscow. «We will see what Russia is doing,’ said trump.

Earlier, U.S. President said that he will raise at the meeting with Vladimir Putin «Russian interference» in the elections and also to discuss the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

Meeting in Helsinki

The meeting of Putin and trump will be held in Helsinki on 16 July. The two leaders, as told in the Kremlin, will discuss the prospects of bilateral relations and topical international issues.

On Thursday the broadcaster CNN, citing diplomatic sources reported that trump intends to reach an agreement with Putin 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.

Peskov said that Moscow is ready to take steps to normalize relations with Washington in the extent to which ready the American side. However, he did not comment on the statements of the American leader that the improvement of relations between the countries interfere with the internal contradictions in the United States.

The referendum in the Crimea

Crimea became a Russian region after held in 2014’s referendum in which 96.77 percent of voters of the Republic and 95,6 percent of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining the Peninsula in Russia. According to Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»

Earlier media reported that the trump in conversation with the leaders of the G7 called the Russian Crimea, because on its territory speak Russian. The White house refused to comment on this information.