According to him, such "banal" statements by the Kiev authorities "stamped" after a visit to Crimea by senior officials of Russia.

“Such formulations speak of their powerlessness and emphasize the insignificance of their own position. They actually laugh at themselves and cause laughter among other representatives of the international community, ”said Tsekov.

He added that the Ukrainian authorities need to stop speculating on the Russian status of the peninsula and take up the process of recognizing Crimea as part of Russia.

Previously, Putin visited the Night Wolves bike show in Crimea. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed protest in connection with the visit of the Russian leader to the Crimea.

Crimea became the Russian region after a referendum held in March 2014, in which most residents spoke out for reunification with Russia.