Walker explained the U.S. position regarding the Crimea

Волкер пояснил позицию США относительно Крыма

Special envoy of the US State Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker stressed that the United States does not plan to recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia.The special representative of the United States believes that the ultra-right movement in Ukraine have no effect on public policy, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent. “I think the American media rushed to the story about the recognition of the annexation of Crimea. The white house has expressed a very clear – Advisor to the President for national security John Bolton and a spokesman for the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders clarified that the US does not plan to recognize the Russian annexation of Crimea. So we must understand the American position,” said Walker in an interview with German television OstWest 6 July. He added that the US administration has demonstrated a consistent approach to the issue of support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Answering the question whether Ukraine risks losing support from the West, in particular, because of problems with corruption and far-right movements, Volker noted that Ukraine has made significant progress in reforms over the past three years. “Ukraine still has significant corruption problems as well as significant space for reforms that have not yet done but should be carried out”, – he added. At the same time, the U.S. special representative believes that the ultra-right movement have no effect on public policy. “Luckily, it’s only a small minority, not influencing government policy, not influencing it, in which direction is Ukraine. So it’s not the subject of my concern, but it is important that the leaders of Ukraine also condemned,” said Walker. He also noted that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to “the emergence of a more nationalist West-facing Ukraine.” “They are more United and angry at Russia and, as ever, sceptical about Russia. So put an end to this conflict – it would be in the interests of Russia. They want a better relationship with Ukraine,” – said the representative of the United States.

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