recognized the annexation of Crimea, Crimea was, is and remains the Ukrainian
territory. If God helps us, we will manage to regain control over Crimea. If
not, our children or grandchildren will manage to do this. But we will regain
Crimea," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated at a press conference on December 30, 2014.
He has stresses that
anyone who works in Crimea falls under sanctions – of the European Union and
the United States.
European Union imposed sanctions, the United States introduced sanctions. And
there are little chances that it will become a gray offshore zone, as nobody wants
assets accounted in Crimea to fall under sanctions," the Prime Minister at
the press conference.
"I believe that
if now those who live in Crimea and went to the so-called referendum that the
Kremlin had prepared as a pretext to the annexation of Crimea went to this
referendum, they would go with a completely different mood. And, it is
doubtful, whether half of them goes," Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.
Minister has emphasized that even in these very difficult bilateral relations that
have developed between Ukraine and Russia, "I would like Russians and
Russian people not to suffer from the imperial policy of the current Russian
regime," which caused "the Russia’s annexation of Crimea, military
intervention in Ukraine that killed 5000 people."