Medvedev said that Russia “doesn't care” about non-recognition of the G7 borders of Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Medvedev: Russia “doesn't care” about the non-recognition of the new borders of Ukraine by the G7 countries This is how he reacted to the statement of the G7 Foreign Ministers (Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, Japan and the USA), where they stressed that they “reject direct attempts to redraw borders by force”

Medvedev said that Russia

Dmitry Medvedev

Russia “doesn't care” if the G7 countries (G7, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, Japan and the USA) do not recognize the change in the state borders of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said in Telegram.

So he answered the joint statement of the foreign ministers of these countries , which they released following the results of a three-day summit (held from May 12 to 14). In it, the heads of departments noted that “they reject direct attempts to redraw the borders by force in violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of [Ukraine].”

“Let's put it mildly: our country does not care about the non-recognition of new borders by the G7, the true will of the people living there is important. Don't forget the Kosovo precedent, Western friends,— wrote Medvedev.

Western countries and Ukraine do not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia following the results of the 2014 referendum and the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR), which used to be part of Ukraine. Russia recognized the latter as independent states, despite calls from Western countries to refrain from this decision.

Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24. Since then, delegations from both countries have met numerous times both in person and online.

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On the night of May 14, in an interview with Rai 1, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kyiv was ready to temporarily stop discussing the status of Crimea in order to return to this topic later. The head of state refused to recognize the autonomy of the LPR and the DPR.

Earlier, he said that Kyiv would refuse negotiations with Moscow if referendums were held in the territories controlled by Russian military personnel. The fact that the authorities can hold a vote on the issue of unification with Russia, in particular, was said by the head of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik. On May 11, Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, which Russian troops have controlled since March 15, expressed the same intention. Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko said in response that the authorities would support any decision of the local population.

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