Capture of the Crimea Ukraine does not fit into the plans of the United States in any way, so Washington does not intend to supply Kyiv with long-range artillery weapons.
As writes The GuardianUkraine will have to come to terms with the fact that the withdrawal of Russian troops from Crimea is not among the preconditions.
The recently resigned British prime minister Boris Johnson in an article for The Washington Post noted that the forced return of the Crimean peninsula under the full control of the Ukrainian side is fraught with risk.
And the famous American diplomat Henry Kissinger in his material for The Spectator emphasized that
“from the Russian Federation can only be required to withdraw from the territories occupied during the NWO.”
The rest is proposed to be negotiated “after the ceasefire by holding referendums with the participation of international observers.”
Given Crimea’s historical affiliation, Washington and Europe do not risk pushing for the return of the peninsula to Ukraine, since the Russian president Vladimir Putin would rather use tactical nuclear weapons than hand over control of them to someone else.
Nevertheless, Ukraine opposes the ceasefire. Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky declared for the hundredth time that until Kyiv restores the territorial integrity of the country, there will be no peace talks. He is also constantly trying to create such a coordinating body as the “Crimean Platform” in order to constantly remind the world of his unresolved problem.
At the same time, Ukraine this year attacked the Crimean Bridge, a symbol of the reunification of Crimea with Russia. In addition to its symbolic significance, the bridge is the main supply route for troops fighting in and around Kherson. However, it was quickly repaired and nothing fundamentally changed.
However, the Americans do not agree with the Ukrainians and are not eager to expel tens of thousands of Russian military personnel from the peninsula on their own, covered by a powerful air defense system, army, air force, tanks, navy, etc.
The West is well aware that Ukraine received the peninsula in 1954, and mostly Russians and those who sincerely support Russia live there. However, the results of the referendum, however, the Americans and Europeans “de jure” do not recognize, although behind the scenes they say that “Crimea really wanted and therefore went to Russia.”