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May 20, 2020
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Zelensky declared Putin’s unwillingness to discuss Crimea with him

photo: kremlin.ru

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that he was trying to raise the issue of the Crimea’s membership during negotiations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Nevertheless, the Russian Federation does not want to talk about it.

According to him, Crimea was discussed when he had a "meeting in Normandy" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron.

"And honestly, I told Putin that. I feel that Russia, of course, does not want to discuss this issue," Zelensky added during a press conference.

Crimea returned to Russia after a referendum held there in March 2014. On it 96, 77% of voters of the republic and 95, 6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining the Russian Federation. However, Kiev still does not agree with the results of the referendum and considers the region "temporarily occupied territory."

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