The United States call on Russia to stop destabilizing Ukraine and occupying Crimea, and allow all of the people of Ukraine to come together to make their own decisions about their country’s future through a democratic political process.

U.S. Department of state announced this in official statement on its website.

“The United States’ goal throughout the crisis in Ukraine has been to support a democratic Ukraine that is stable, unified, secure both politically and economically, and able to determine its own future. We should emphasize that our ultimate goal is not just a temporary halt to violence. We want Russia to stop destabilizing Ukraine and occupying Crimea, a part of Ukraine’s territory, and allow all of the people of Ukraine to come together to make their own decisions about their country’s future through a democratic political process”- reads the statement.

In the statement, U.S. also accused Russia of providing east-Ukrainian rebels with heavy weapon.

“In fact, we assess that Russia continues to provide them with heavy weapons, other military equipment and financing, and continues to allow militants to enter Ukraine freely. Russia denies this, just as it denied its forces were involved in Crimea -- until after the fact. This all paints a telling picture of Russia’s continued policy of destabilization in eastern Ukraine”- summed up in the statement

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