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 No difference exists between Russia's occupation of Crimea and Donbas, - Volker

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U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker sees no difference between the Russian invasion and occupation of Crimea and the Donbas.

He said it in an interview with DW, Censor.NET reports.

According to Volker, no difference is there between the occupation of Crimea and the Donbas, but in the case with Crimea Russia, except for the occupation, claimed the annexation of the territory, actually seizing it from Ukraine. Accepting or recognizing this is out of question, said the envoy.

Read more: No separate deal above Ukrainians or behind Europeans, - Volker on talks with Russia

On the other hand, he added, the Minsk agreements concern only eastern Ukraine. So if any progress can be made there, it's worth trying to make progress everywhere. However, Volker believes, progress on one issue should depend on progress on the other.

Read more: "Russia has forces in eastern Ukraine and it needs to pull them out", - Volker
 
 
 
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