Arseny Yatsenyuk, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine told about the contacts with Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister during his work at this position. He claimed this during the court session on the case of Yanukovych’s treason broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
There were two talks as Yatsenyuk reported and Russia initiated both of them.
‘I held two talks with Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Russia. I told him during the first talk that ‘You should immediately withdraw your troops to the barracks at the zone of the permanent deployment; you should stop the violations of the international law. If there is any questions that concern our bilateral relation then we are ready to discuss them but the illegal annexation and the aggression against Ukraine are the issues that violate the international right and disrupt our bilateral agreements. It is unacceptable’. I also told him during the second talk that ‘You must withdraw your sweepings from Ukraine and then we can talk about the social and economic issues’. It was a strange phone call that concerned the development of the economic relationship between Ukraine and Russia. And we should take into account that Russia began the armed aggression against Ukraine. Medvedev was the initiator of both calls’, Yatsenyuk told.
Let’s remind that Arseny Yatsenyuk was the Prime Minister of Ukraine two times since 2014 to 2016.