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A note to Merkel: State Duma Speaker assures that Russia isn’t scared of sanctions and will not give up Crimea

Russia's abandonment of Crimea and Sevastopol is "absolutely excluded", it is uselessly to put pressure on Russia by sanctions. It was stated by Sergey Naryshkin, the Chairman of the State Duma of Russia.

Sergey Naryshkin

According to Naryshkin, Russia is not going to turn off the chosen path of occupation of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in and "it is uselessly to put pressure on us," Joinfo.ua reports with reference to TASS.

He noted that due to the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU, many foreigners "are forced to leave Russia, because the partnership is being closed up, business is declining, jobs for expats are being eliminated."

According to Naryshkin, it is a result of "the policy of states, which joined the sanctions." Naryshkin believes that while going this route "the European Union is self-hurting under the pressure of America."

The speaker for the lower house of the Russian Parliament reiterated that "foreign partners can continue to persist, but they have to understand that in such a way they will not achieve the declared objective."

"For the lifting of sanctions, Russia is offered to abandon Crimea and Sevastopol, to betray those, who trusted us," he recalled, confirming that it was "absolutely impossible." "We will not turn off our path, and it is useless to put pressure on us," said Naryshkin.

It should be recalled that new sanctions against the Russian Federation will be discussed at the G7 summit in June. However, according to Josh Earnest, the speaker for the White House, Russia has already paid a high price for violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, and this price will increase until the Kremlin revises its policy.