The Russian Armed Forces fully ensure security in the Crimea and Sevastopol. This was announced to journalists on March 9 by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
I am not aware that someone is now threatening the security and stability of Crimea and Sevastopol. You know that the environment there is unfriendly, but, on the other hand, our Armed Forces and other specialized departments are doing everything to ensure security and stability in Crimea and Sevastopol at the proper level , — said the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation .
He also commented on the recent statement by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Kyiv is ready to discuss with Moscow the recognition of Crimea, as well as the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. Dmitry Peskov stressed that Russia’s position on these issues is «well known» and «repeatedly brought to the attention» of both the Ukrainian side and the heads of other states.
As for Crimea, it is a Russian region and this must be recognized both de facto and de jure. As for the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic, these are sovereign independent states, they are recognized by the Russian Federation. This also needs to be recognized both de facto and de jure , — said the official representative of the Kremlin.