The head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov commented on the White house statement on the return of Crimea to Ukraine.
As previously reported, on Tuesday, February 15, the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer said the President of the United States Donald trump expects Russia to make steps to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine and return Crimea.
«I think one reason for this statement is the situation that has developed in recent years around trump. It was done to relieve tension, to show that he is not as Pro-Russian as it may seem, to muffle discontent, which is about him in the American establishment», — quotes Azarov RIA Novosti.
In the administration of the President of Ukraine welcomed the statement by Spicer. This was reported by press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Svyatoslav Tsigalko in his microblog on Twitter, reports UNIAN.