The State Department just made one thing very clear: The U.S. will never recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea.
The department released a statement from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday calling on Russia to end its occupation of Crimea. Pompeo wrote, "Russia has acted in a manner unworthy of a great nation and has chosen to isolate itself from the international community."
Russia invaded the Ukrainian region in 2014 and has maintained what it calls legitimate control of Crimea.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.