15:45 Aug. 11, 2016
Geoffrey Pyatt dismisses FSB allegations as false
US government has seen nothing that corroborates Russian allegations of a 'Crimea incursion,' the US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt wrote on Twitter on August 11.
"Russia has a record of frequently levying false accusations at Ukraine to deflect attention from its own illegal actions," Pyatt added.
The outgoing ambassador also reiterated that US sanctions ralated to Russia's annexation of Crimea would remain in place until the territory was returned to Ukraine.
Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in 2014 in a move not recognized and widely condemned by the US and the majority of Western countries.