Tusk: Russian version of Crimea events ‘not credible’
Russia’s version of events in the Crimean Peninsula and the Donbass region of Ukraine is “not credible,” according to the European Union President Donald Tusk.
“We have a similar evaluation of the situation in Crimea and Donbass,” Tusk said on his Twitter account after a conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. “The Russian version of events is not credible.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin last week threatened a “very serious” response when he accused Ukrainian agents of killing two Russian servicemen in Crimea, triggering the worst diplomatic standoff between the countries since the 2015 Minsk truce deal eased hostilities in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, Bloomberg reports.