Pompeo: US will never recognize Russian annexation of Crimea
Associated Press --------- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States will never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea as he sought to fend off charges from lawmakers and others that President Donald Trump and his administration are being soft on Russia. In a statement titled “Crimea Declaration,” Pompeo said the U.S. will continue to insist that Ukraine’s territorial integrity be restored. He said the U.S. would hold to its long-standing principle of refusing to recognize Kremlin claims of sovereignty over territory seized by force in violation of international law. And he called for Russia to respect principles it claims to respect and “end its occupation of Crimea.” To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.