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 "Crimea is a part of Ukraine. Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine," US Ambassador to the United Nations Haley

New U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley in her first speech said that the anti-Russian sanctions should be in force for as long as Moscow will not give up control over Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

Presidential press secretary Sviatoslav Tseholko said on Facebook citing Haley's statement, Censor.NET reports.

"The United States stands by the people of Ukraine suffering for more than three years from occupation and military intervention of Russia.

"U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley made a strong speech in the U.N. Security Council: 'The United States continues to condemn and call for an immediate end to the Russian occupation of Crimea. Crimea is a part of Ukraine. Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine.'

"She also stated that the Minsk agreements was a clear way to resolve the situation in the Donbas," Tseholko wrote.

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