Russian MP blames Yeltsin for not taking Crimea from Ukraine in 1991

Source : 112 Ukraine

Aleksei Pushkov claimed the-then Russian president had an option to push Crimea's annexation in exchange for Ukraine's independence
08:47, 9 December 2019

Aleksei Pushkov

The Russian Federation could take Crimea from Ukraine yet in 1991, when the USSR collapsed. Aleksei Pushkov, the member of the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament posted this on Twitter.

"The conspiracy in Belavezha Forest: Yeltsin (the-then Russian leader, - 112 International) had a chance to push forward a condition for Ukraine's independence by the return of Crimea to the composition of Russia. Kravchuk (the-then Ukrainian leader, - 112 International) would be glad to get the independence for that price", the Russian senator wrote.

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Pushkov blamed Yeltsin for the failure to take the Ukrainian peninsula in 1991, claiming that the Russian leader pursued his own political interests and "did not care about Crimea".

Pushkov is the one who leads the Information Policy Committee in the Council of the Russian Federation.

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