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Privately, Donald Trump thinks that Crimea is part of Russia


During the G7 dinner at Charlevoix, Donald Trump explained to his partners that he considered that the peninsular of Crimea really belonged to Russia. What is significant is the US President’s reasoning: all the inhabitants of Crimea speak Russian and not Ukrainian.

Up till now, the West was united in accusing Russia of using force to annex Crimea.

The G7’s final communiqué does not seem to include the annexation of Crimea in the dispute with Russia but only the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Anoosha Boralessa

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