Tuesday, September 6 2016 16:15 EEST
Poroshenko: 'Putin's statements about Crimea are delusions, Crimea was, is and will be Ukrainian'
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has described Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement about Crimea as being delusions, and stated that Crimea was, is and will be Ukrainian

'For me, the main thing was, is and will be the fight for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine within the borders of 1991,' Poroshenko said during his annual address to the Verkhovna Rada, Unian reports.

'I emphasize: The way it was voted on in the referendum, including the overwhelming majority of residents of Donbas, and the majority of the Crimean people. And there was no longer any referendum!'

'Putin's statement went on to say if the question of Crimea is closed – it is nonsense.'

'Although it was really closed in 1954 and in 1991, Crimea was, is and will be Ukrainian,' he added.

Putin announced on Saturday, September 3, that Russia is not going to return the annexed Crimea.

'The people of Crimea made up their mind and voted. The issue is historically closed. There is no return to the previous system,' Putin said.

As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Poroshenko: 'Our strategic goal is NATO membership'

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