This was stated by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, Censor.NET reports citing Krym.Realii.
According to the diplomat, the United States recognizes the right of the Ukrainian people, Ukrainian soldiers to defend their sovereignty. However, the ambassador stressed that the U.S. also realized that this conflict could not be solved militarily, adding that President Poroshenko was constantly emphasizing this as well.
Geoffrey Pyatt advised to rely on diplomatic way to get rid of the Russian troops deployed in the Donbas and return of control over Crimea by Ukraine.
According to the U.S. ambassador, Russia has no right to deploy nuclear weapons in occupied Crimea.
The diplomat clarified that the United States stood against Russia's right to deploy nuclear weapons on illegally occupied Ukrainian peninsula.
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