Tuka: Ukraine is in no condition to get Crimea back
"under the circumstances, Kiev is forced to confine itself to diplomatic demarches and political statements"
Today Ukraine is in no condition to recover the Crimea. Georgiy Tuka, Deputy Minister for “temporarily occupied territories” and internally displaced persons, said it on the air of the channel “112 Ukraine” Ria Novosti reported.
According to him, under the circumstances, Kiev is forced to confine itself to diplomatic demarches and political statements.
At the same time, Tuka expressed hope that the Donbass and the Crimea will, in the long term, return to Ukraine, and Russia “will bear responsibility for its actions.”
Yesterday, Ukrainian President Poroshenko suggested that the Verkhovna Rada be allowed to rescind the Ukrainian citizenship of those who received Russian citizenship in the Crimea.*
State Duma deputy Ruslan Balbek said yesterday that official Kiev lives by the idea of “what else to poison life for the people of Crimea.”
In early March, Verkhovna Rada Deputy Rafat Chubarov, the leader of the “Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people,” banned in Russia, * said on the air of the Ukrainian “Channel 5” stated that the only option for the development of events in the Crimea would be the expulsion of all Russian citizens from the peninsula.
On February 20, First deputy Minister for iInformation Policy Emine Dzhaparova called for for declaring February 26 the day of the Crimean resistance to the “occupation” by the Russian Federation. In response, the head of Crimea said that in 2014 the only occupying troops were — Ukrainian
Earlier, the ex-minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine told why Kiev gave up the Crimea.
In late January, Sergei Aksenov also said that the peninsula would never return to Ukraine
*We note that this has interesting implications: The people of Crimea who have chosen Russia are not Ukrainian.