Putin recognizes Ukraine's borders. Crimea - territory is not controversial

Russia recognizes Ukraine's borders and say that its purpose may be Crimea - provocative, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. He said this in an interview with German broadcaster ARD, reports

Responding to a reporter's question about whether the Crimea the next target of Russia, the Russian prime minister was indignant: "We have not been here (in South Ossetia) no purpose. Therefore, I think, to talk about some next target correctly ».

Vladimir Putin said that "Crimea is not any spopnoy territory." "There was no ethnic conflict, as opposed to the conflict between South Ossetia and Georgia».

"There, within society, in the Crimea, there are complex processes. There's a problem of the Crimean Tatars, the Ukrainian population, Russian population in general Slavic population. But this internal political problem of the Ukraine ", - he added.

"We have an agreement with Ukraine on the stay of our Navy until 2017, and we will abide by this agreement," - said the Prime Minister.

Vladimir Putin said that "Russia has long recognized borders of present-day Ukraine. We are, in fact, done, in general, our negotiations on the border. It is about the demarcation, but it is technical things. "


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