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Worst mistake of authorities is non-renewal of Friendship Treaty with Russia, - Medvedchuk

The policy of anti-Russian hysteria elevated a national idea to the rank, Medvedchuk says
18:57, 24 March 2019

Viktor Medvedchuk, chairman of the Political Party Opposition Platform - For Life
Opposition Platform

The biggest and most terrible mistake of the current government is the fact that Kyiv has not extended the Friendship Treaty with Russia. This was stated by Viktor Medvedchuk, chairman of the political council of "The Opposition Platform - For Life" party, during "The Right to Know" show on TVC channel.

"The most terrible strategic mistake of the Kyiv authorities is the non-renewal of the treaty from April 1, 2019," he said.

Medvedchuk also noted that radical russophobia had become the country's national idea.

"When we compare the first circumstances, the second circumstances and the third ones, that the person who won the elections, professed the policy of anti-Russian hysteria, cave radical russophobia, elevated it to the rank of a national idea and the foundations of public policy, will remain in power and continue, - I suggest you think about three factors: non-recognition, inaction or termination of a large contract and state policy on the part of the Kyiv authorities, which will continue. What will be the conclusion and result? Make it yourself," the politician said.

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Earlier Viktor Medvedchuk, the Head of the Political Council of the “Opposition platform – For life” told which Gazprom issues they discussed during the meeting between the party delegation together with the supported by the party presidential candidate Yuriy Boyko with the Prime Minister of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and Gazprom head Alexey Miller.

“Speaking about the direct gas supplies from Russia, I would like to outline what Yuriy Bouko and also Gazprom head Alexey Miller stated that when we know the price of gas supply to Russia, there is an opportunity today, it can be a subject of new negotiations, of reducing gas supplies to Ukraine up 25%.

I would like to remind the media representatives that Ukraine bought gas at an average price of $300 per 1000 cubic meters in 2018. It was different, this price, for example, in November, and in December it was $319, in January of this year it was $318, but the average price was $300. Therefore, today, if we talk about the reduction of the possible price as a result of agreements and conducting a deal on direct gas supplies, this reduction may already occur by at least 25% from January 1, 2020.

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