Kremlin not expecting Western position on Crimea to change after Russia's return to PACE
MOSCOW. June 25 (Interfax) - Resumption of the Russian delegation's activity in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) hardly means that the West will be recognizing Crimea as a Russian territory, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a press briefing on Tuesday.
"We can hardly say that this [resumption of the Russian delegation's activity in the PACE] signifies a change in the predominant opinion [in the West]," Peskov said.
Russia is patient and determined to "keep calmly explaining the Crimea situation until our European colleagues change their stance," he said.