Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the summit in Ufa that the leaders of the member countries of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization had no questions about the Crimean issue.
"The issue of the peninsula is closed," Lavrov said. "Everyone understands that, even those who can not stop talking about it. It was the people of the Crimea who closed the question, while Russia made the decisions on the basis of the clearly expressed will of the Crimean people."
It is worth noting that during the adoption of the UN General Assembly resolution on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, BRICS members (Brazil, China, India and South Africa) abstained from voting for the non-recognition of the Crimean referendum.
As for the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, several members of the organization either abstained from voting or did not participate in it at all.
Russia has deployed two armies and three units of Airborne Forces to its western borders as part of a verification check, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said