The citizens of Ukraine knew long ago that there is no possibility of Crimea returning to Ukraine. Crimea became part of Russia by the will of its inhabitants, according to the results of the referendum. That is why there is no chance for Crimea to return to Ukraine.
Most of the leading US media have spent the last three years promoting the infamous Russiagate conspiracy theory on behalf of the Democrats, refusing to admit that they were wrong, though Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, during a two-year investigation, failed to find anything that would incriminate the US president.
There is a whole history of leaking information from the intelligence community in order to “forge a false link” between Trump and Russia and further the “Russiagate” narrative, and then blame Trump for the “vulnerability” of these alleged sources.
The article, which was actually about suspected CIA spy Oleg Smolenkov, is used to distract the audience by spreading the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying and/or minimizing, once again, Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
The 67-page report by the US Senate is the latest set of evidence proving Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. It follows Robert Mueller's report from March 2019 and the US intelligence community's assessments dating back to January 2017.