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Fico: Russia will never return Crimea to Ukraine

Apr 17, 2024

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has told members of the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs that Russia will not return the occupied Crimea and Donbas to Ukraine.

This was reported by Dennik N.

According to him, the recognition of the principle of territorial integrity in the case of Ukraine is only a theory of international law, and any peace will be expensive, and the Russians will win militarily.


"From the point of view of international law, each of us recognizes the territorial integrity of another country, its sovereignty, and inviolability of borders. This is a good theory of international law. But... the Russians will never give up Crimea, they will never leave Donbas and Luhansk," Fico said.

He also expressed the opinion that Ukraine does not have the military potential and military strength to confront Russia, ČTK quoted him as saying.

"It has no military solution and will never have one. There will only be 100,000 more dead on one side and on the other. The only thing that can help is if NATO intervenes, and that would be World War III," Fico said.

Author - Olena Madiak, 17/04/2024

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