Embassy in the US responded to the «Crimean Declaration» of the state Department

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Agresivitate in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation in Washington. Archival photoEmbassy in the US responded to the «Crimean Declaration» of the state Department© RIA Novosti / Alexei Agresivitate the image Bank

The Russian Embassy in Washington commented, «the Crimean Declaration,» Secretary Mike Pompeo.

On the eve of the U.S. state Department in just a few minutes before the concert Pompeo in the Senate on the «Russian question» published «Crimean Declaration», in which the Secretary of state reiterated that the U.S. does not recognize Crimea as part of Russia and did not lift sanctions imposed over the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia. The purpose of the «Crimean Declaration» is a formal codification of U.S. policy towards Crimea.

«Declarations and statements on Crimea, the state Department performs a quarterly basis. Nothing new we have not heard. Was just making sure that the partners live in a different reality. They are trying to operate international legal instruments containing provisions on the right of peoples to self-determination, which formed the basis of the return of the Crimea to Russia in 2014,» reads the statement of the Embassy on the page in Facebook.

The Embassy recalled that, despite the «myth of occupation and aggression» in the Crimea, on the Peninsula every year to relax, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians, there frequently are American musicians and athletes.

«More than 90 thousand American football fans have seen during the world Cup in the inadequacy of the recommendations of the U.S. state Department to reconsider to visit our country and the image of Russia, which impose a leading American media,» — noted in the commentary.

The statement is accompanied by an image taken from the website of the U.S. Embassy in Serbia. The picture depicted the White house with the American and Serbian flags — so 28 July 1918, the USA showed its solidarity with the Serbian people in the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the First world war. The 100th anniversary of this event the Embassy of the United States placed in the relevant publication on its website.

«Waiting for the Declaration of the state Department that Kosovo is Serbia,» — commented on the image at the Russian Embassy.

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

Moscow has repeatedly stated that the Crimean people in a democratic way, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»