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 "Crimea is USA," – Ukrainian MP Artemenko voices grounds for peninsula’s ownership transfer to Americans. VIDEO

Member of the Ukrainian parliament Andrii Artemenko says there are documents allowing the U.S. government to lay claims to the territory of Russian-occupied Crimea.

As reported by Censor.NET citing 112 Ukraine TV channel, the MP told a briefing that Crimea was a collateral for a loan the Soviet Russia obtained from the U.S. in 1920 and has never paid off.

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"In 1920, Russia obtained a loan from the U.S. government worth $50 million. The territory of Crimea was collateral for this loan. The agreement stipulated transferring the peninsula's ownership to the U.S. in case the loan and interest on it is not repaid. The received money should have been paid off by 1954," the lawmaker said.

"There was a project called New California. My friends, if someone does not know, New California is the territory of Crimea. I am convinced that Crimea was transferred to Ukraine for the Soviet Union to retain this territory. I am convinced that Crimea was transferred to Ukraine in the status of an autonomous republic precisely in order to evade loan payoff," Artemenko said.

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Source: 112 Ukraine
 
 
 
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