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“Crimea is lost. World players understand it. Ukraine has ceded Crimea and Russia is not a country from which anything can be taken away,” – this is how Pompeo is quoted as saying during the meeting with Crimean activist Emine Dzhaparova.
This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the annexation of Crimea, implying that the US has abandoned Ukraine.
During his meeting with the civil society, Mike Pompeo discussed the issue of how to keep Crimea on international agenda and said at his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the United States will never recognize Russia’s attempts to annex Crimea. The primary source, Ukrainian edition Novoye Vremya spread the information mistakenly, but later it updated the report to clarify the issue. Russian online media did not make any corrections to the materials shared from Novoye Vremya.
According to Unian, Emine Dzhaparova, a participant in the meeting with U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in Kyiv, said that the Crimean issue was raised at the meeting and Pompeo’s position on this issue is very clear. Dzhaparova posted on her official Facebook page that “Russian media have 'grabbed' the incorrect material of NV on the meeting with Pompeo and keep on stuffing the info space with the front-page headlines of their own desirable 'truth'.”
For similar cases accusing the US for attempting to undermine Ukraine and Crimea, see here and here.