"We didn't take the Crimea from Ukraine, how would someone not want to think so. I want to respond to the Polish readers: try not to look at everything and not just to give a simple and convenient estimates. Understand Crimea is gone from Ukraine," Zakharova said in an interview with Sputnik.
According to her, "many Europeans do not understand that it is not Russia took Crimea, it's Crimea he arose, and went, as goes the stepson or stepdaughter of the family where they were never loved".
Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that the Ukrainian authorities want to destabilize the situation in Crimea, reports "Interfax".
"It's no secret that the Kiev authorities are drawing up plans to destabilize the situation in Crimea, including using national factor", — said Patrushev at exit meeting in Yalta.
Meanwhile, the foreign Minister of Britain Philip Hammond said that London maintains its firm position on maintaining sanctions against Russia and called to "return the Crimea". About it reported in a press-release Agency.
Hammond noted that "so-called "referendum" was a mockery of democracy", calling "unacceptable" the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.
"We stand firmly against this dangerous behavior and respond to the serious and strategic manner, as required in this call, including our maintenance of sanctions against Russia", — reads the statement of the British Minister.
He again called Russia's actions "aggression" and urged Russia "to return the Crimea to Ukraine".