The U.S. will never recognize Crimea as Russian, according to a statement by U.S. President Joe Biden published Friday, February 26, on the White House website.
“The United States does not and will never recognize Russia’s alleged annexation of the peninsula, and we will stand with Ukraine against Russia’s aggressive actions,” the publication said.
It notes that Washington will continue to work to hold Russia accountable “for its abuses and aggression in Ukraine.”
“The United States continues to believe in Ukraine’s promises, and we support all who seek a peaceful, democratic and prosperous future for their country,” Biden stressed.
According to the American leader, Russia seven years ago “violated international law, the norms by which modern countries interact with each other, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of neighboring Ukraine” by annexing Crimea.
Earlier, Acting U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Richard Mills said that Russia’s militarization of Crimea posed a threat to “common security. According to him, Washington “will never recognize the attempted annexation of Crimea,” and U.S. sanctions against Russia will remain in place until Russia changes its course toward Ukraine.
According to Alexander Molokhov, head of the working group for international legal issues at the Permanent Mission of Crimea to the Russian President, U.S. officials behave like zombies, “droning on and on with the same mantra”.