"As Lavrov knows, the Budapest Memorandum required Russia to respect independence and borders of Ukraine, refrain from use of any force against it," the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine wrote in his Twitter, Censor.NET reports.
As reported, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has come up with a series of loud statements on the "Ukrainian issue." In particular, he said that the "Budapest Memorandum contains one single commitment: not to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine. No one did it, and no threats to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine have ever been made."
He also said that Russia did not conduct negotiations on the return of Crimea to Ukraine and was not going to do that because, in his opinion, "there is nothing to return."