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The International Tribunal in Hague could consider the “Crimean issue”, Spanish foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said at a press conference after the talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Interfax reports.

The International Tribunal in Hague could hear this case, but Spain will not interfere with such affairs, the minister said, adding that he wanted Russia and the EU, with Spain as its member, to settle disputes within international law.

It does not matter what formula the parties will choose, but the issue should be solved in a peaceful way and strategic cooperation between the countries should be resumed, he stressed.

The Spanish foreign minister emphasized that Madrid did not recognize Crimea’s last year unification with Russia.

 “We do not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia and referendums in Crimea and Donbas,” Spain's foreign minister said.