SIMFEROPOL, February 24 – RIA Novosti. Mikhail Sheremet, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the Crimean region, called the US statement on the militarization of Crimea nonsense and interference in the internal affairs of Russia.
Previously acting US Permanent Representative to the UN Richard Mills said that Russia's militarization of Crimea poses a threat to “common security.” It was noted that the United States “will never recognize the attempt to annex Crimea” and American sanctions against Russia will remain in force until the Russian Federation changes its course towards Ukraine. “Such statements are nonsense and gross interference in the internal affairs of Russia. It is surprising where the United States is and where Crimea is located and why it does not give them peace of mind. Crimea is Russian land, and Russia itself will figure out how to defend its territories, “Sheremet told RIA Novosti.
According to him, it is just right for the United States to explain to the UN what is the reason for the frequent overflights of its reconnaissance aircraft near the borders of Russia and the calls of warships into the Black Sea.
“Russia is strengthening its borders and this is not militarization, but a forced adequate response to the aggressive actions of NATO led by the United States. Parity will always exist, no matter how we would like the opposite to our overseas partners, who in practice are no partners to us. I recommend them not to test patience Russia and better study history, what happened to those states that crossed the red line. It is better to be friends with Russia and find a common language. The jokes are over, “the deputy said.