Crimea Status Not Up for Discussion at Ukraine Talks – Moscow
By sweN TR
Russia will not discuss the status of Crimea with Kiev or any other party, Kremlin spox Dmitry Peskov told journalists Wednesday, commenting on the outcome of peace talks the previous day.
“Crimea is part of the Russian Federation. According to our constitution, we cannot discuss with anyone the fates of Russian territories, the fates of Russian regions. That is out of the question,” the official said.
Kiev’s proposal for a peace treaty with Russia included a pledge to resolve the territorial dispute over Crimea within 15 years without the use of force.