Biden says U.S. will hold Russia accountable over Crimea -statement

by Reuters
Friday, 26 February 2021 13:40 GMT

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said the United States would stand with Ukraine and hold Russia accountable for its aggression against Crimea, according to a statement released by the White House on the anniversary of Moscow's 2014 annexation of the peninsula.

"The United States does not and will never recognize Russia's purported annexation of the peninsula, and we will stand with Ukraine against Russia's aggressive acts. We will continue to work to hold Russia accountable for its abuses and aggression in Ukraine," Biden said. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

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