US lawmakers present no evidence of Russia’s interference in US election - Russian MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:42
Russia to continue strengthen its Armed Forces - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:37
4,000 Russian nationals fight among militants in Syria - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:31
Opposition’s demand of Assad’s immediate resignation absurd - Russian envoy to GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 16:34
Moscow celebrates Defender of the Fatherland DaySociety & Culture February 23, 16:19
ISS astronauts capture Dragon with manipulatorScience & Space February 23, 14:36
Vitaly Churkin’s body delivered to RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 12:30
Ukrainian military shell Donetsk water purification plantWorld February 23, 11:45
Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. There is no such thing as the "Crimean issue" and therefore it is not subject to discussion, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said about Kiev’s speculations about the possibility of some negotiations over the peninsula’s future in the expanded Geneva format.
"The issue of Crimea does not exist as such," Peskov said. "Naturally, it will be impossible to discuss it."
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko earlier declared intention to create an international group for starting negotiations on Crimea’s return to Ukraine in a Geneva Plus format, with the European Union, the United States and, possibly, other countries taking part.
The authorities of Crimea and Sevastopol on March 16, 2014 held a referendum on the issue of reunification with Russia. More than 80% of those eligible to vote took part. As many as 96.7% of Crimeans and 95.6% of the residents of Sevastopol voted for reunification with Russia. On March 18 President Vladimir Putin signed into law the treaty on incorporating the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol into Russia. On March 21 it was ratified by the Federal Assembly.
Although the results of the referendum were more than convincing Kiev refused to recognize Crimea as part of Russia.