( CNN) Russia's Foreign Ministry has actually shown that it means to maintain Crimea as well as not return it to Ukraine since it considers it to be component of Russia.

Russia's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova informed press reporters Wednesday throughout a regular press conference: “We're not returning our region. Crimea belongs to the Russian Federation.”

WhiteHouse Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated Tuesday that Trump had actually been taking a challenging line with Russia which he anticipated Moscow to take out from the region, which it occupied adhering to a “major intrusion” in 2014.


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