Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine, was right when he refused the proposed conditions for the country’s European association, which was later used as a pretext for a coup. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated this during a meeting of the Valdai international discussion club.
“At one time, President Yanukovych <...> said that we just need to further study these issues, because he believes that the terms of the agreement on the creation of this association with the European Union pose serious threats to the Ukrainian economy,” Putin said.
The President of the Russian Federation also noted that this agreement provided for “the creation of absolutely unacceptable conditions for the functioning of the Ukrainian economy,” namely, unhindered access of European goods to the Ukrainian market, which “would be disastrous” for the real sector of the Ukrainian economy.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin said that Germany should be proud of former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, since this man first of all thought about the German people and their interests. Read more about this in material Public News Service.
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