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    The Kremlin spokesman said Moscow will "patiently explain" to the new US administration why Crimea is Russian.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow does not agree with US Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson who claimed Russia has no right to Crimea and will patiently explain its stance to the new US administration, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.

    "It is his position, we take note. Of course, the Russian side will continue to patiently explain the essence of this issue," Peskov said.

    Tillerson said Wednesday before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Russia has no legal rights to Crimea. He also said the United States would only recognize Crimea rejoining Russia if broader agreements are reached acceptable to the Ukrainian people.

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