Churkin said Russia’s permanent representative to the UN in a statement on the Crimea

Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin responded to the statement by the new U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley in occupied Crimea phrase from the us Constitution, reports “RIA Novosti”.

“In this regard, it is important to remember that the Constitution of the United States has made such remarkable historic words: “We the people”. The people of Crimea quite clearly expressed its will on the “referendum”, – says the Russian Ambassador.

Recall, the new US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley during his first speech said that anti-Russian sanctions should be in force until Russia will not give Ukraine control of Crimea.

As you know, in 2014, Russia sent troops to the Crimea, and at gunpoint organized a “referendum”.