Within the framework of Russia's interaction with other states, the Crimean problem does not exist. This was stated by the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
At the same time, he noted that the main thing now is the settlement of the Donbass problem. Thus, a representative of the Kremlin responded to a request to comment on the interview of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy BBC. The Ukrainian leader told reporters that he would be able to reach a peace agreement with Moscow and this would help "return Crimea and Donbass."
The problem of Crimea does not exist, and it cannot exist within the framework of Russia's relations with some countries. You know that Russia has made and will continue to make efforts within the framework of its possibilities to help Ukraine solve the problem of the South-East, - quotes Peskova RIA Novosti.
After that, the press secretary once again reminded that the Minsk agreements should be read.
In addition, Zelensky noted in an interview that if he himself cannot reach a peaceful settlement of the situation in the territory of Donbass, the country will need a new leader. According to the politician, he does not hold on to his position and does not cling to ratings and power. The President stressed that there must be someone who would finish this "tragic story." And if Zelensky himself cannot do this, then Ukraine will need a new leader.
At the same time, on October 9, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted an order initiating the procedure for imposing sanctions against Nicaragua for the appointment of an honorary consul in Crimea. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry sent a protest note to Managua in connection with the appointment of an honorary consul, but Nicaragua ignored Kiev's demand not to do so. Oleg Belaventsev, the former plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in Crimea, was appointed Honorary Consul.
Crimea became a Russian region in 2014 after a referendum on the peninsula. More than 96% of the voters of the Republic of Crimea and over 95% of the residents of Sevastopol supported reunification with the Russian Federation. Ukraine continues to consider the peninsula its territory and periodically raises the question of its return. In Moscow, they repeatedly stated that the issue of Crimea was “finally closed”.
As chernayakobra.ru wrote, earlier the head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, called the sanctions imposed by the Ukrainian authorities against Nicaragua as a cry of helplessness due to the appointment of an honorary consul in the Crimean region.