People’s deputy Andriy Artemenko claims he did not order the article about the “lease of Crimea” in New York Times and did not interfere with the editorial policy of the agency. He said this on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
“I didn’t order this article, didn’t read it thus there I did not interfere with the editorial policy of the NYT,” the deputy said.
Artemenko also said that yesterday he received many letters of support that expressed “the necessity to make a new platform to work out the new initiative with the participation of the Ukrainian parliament, US Congress, US Senate on how to stop the war due to unfulfilled Budapest Memorandum.”
Yesterday he claimed that he never said anything about the “lease of Crimea” and what New York Times wrote is an absolute exaggeration.
Earlier it was reported that Andriy Artemenko offered to lease Crimea out to Russia: MP and his plan. His plan calls for a nationwide referendum on leasing Crimea out to Russia for 30-50 years. After this period authorities would conduct a referendum in Crimea monitored by international bodies, on which the question of the peninsula would be finally solved.