DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. February 15, 2017, 11:33 AM (IDT)
A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday rejected a demand by US President Donald Trump that Russia withdraw from the Crimean Peninsula and return it to the Ukraine. Speaking at a weekly press briefing in Moscow, Maria Zakharova said “We won't return our territories. Crimea is a territory of the Russian Federation.”
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