For eight years Russia "ran over" President Obama, got stronger and stronger, picked-off Crimea and added missiles. Weak! @foxandfriends
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 7 марта 2017 г.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared Feb. 20, 2014 the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the relevant law Oct. 7, 2015. International organizations recognized illegal the occupation and annexation of Crimea and condemned Russia's actions. Western countries have imposed economic sanctions against the aggressor state.