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Donald Trump's advisor John Bolton, during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 1, discussed the annexation of Ukrainian Crimea by Russia among the range of other topics.

Reportedly, the parties failed to reach agreement on the matter.

According to Bolton, the United States and Russia recognized the existence of disagreements on the Crimean issue.

“President Putin was pretty clear with me about it and my response was we're going to have to agree to disagree on Ukraine… That's not the position of the United States," Bolton said.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Trump regards Russia's return to the international community as an inevitable process, and "compromises" will allow it to return to the club of industrialized democracies G8.

However, Pompeo did not specify which compromises are implied. According to him, the US position, as before, lies in the fact that Russia illegally annexed the Crimea in 2014, which led to its elimination from the G8.

Previously, during a hearing in the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives of the US Congress on May 23, Pompeo said that the country will not forget about the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

Source: Reuters, rferl.org

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