The foreign Ministry commented on the call for NATO to be transferred to Kiev’s control over Crimea

В МИД прокомментировали призыв НАТО передать Киеву контроль над Крымом

© RIA Novosti / Natalia Seliverstovathe Issue of Crimea to Russia is closed once and for all, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Andrey Rudenko, commenting upon NATO to hand over control of the Crimea to Ukraine. According to him, Moscow believes this call “negative”.”I believe that the foreign Ministry is not obliged to respond to every statement by NATO because of the Crimea issue is closed for us once and for all. We have this issue with anyone and anywhere to discuss do not intend, especially with NATO”, – said Rudenko.Earlier it was reported that the statement of the Commission Ukraine-the NATO Alliance has urged Russia to transfer control of Crimea to Ukraine, expressing dissatisfaction with the military reinforcement of Russia on the Peninsula.Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters in Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory.The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue “is closed permanently.”In Moscow said that the deployment in Crimea of the Russian Armed Forces is the sovereign right of Russia.Russia in recent years, said the unprecedented activity of NATO on its Western borders. NATO is expanding the initiative and calls it a “deterring Russian aggression”. Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern over the buildup of NATO in Europe. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov declared that Russia for anybody not a threat, but will not leave without attention, potentially dangerous to its interests.

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