A video with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explaining to former MP Mustafa Nayem how mutually beneficial Kharkiv agreements with Russia were in 2010 appeared on Internet.
This video was published by Country's Politics Telegram channel on Friday, March 12, as Strana.ua reports.
"As for the agreement on the Black Sea Fleet (Kharkiv agreements), the main thing is that both Russia and Ukraine were fully aware that this agreement could not act in 2010. Ukraine was not able to pay these amounts. And Russia and Ukraine needed to find a mutually acceptable option," Poroshenko said.
He also added that the countries protected their interests by signing an agreement.
"Both Russia and Ukraine defended their interests. Ukraine found a formula according to which a sharp change in the price of gas was possible, bringing it to the European level," Poroshenko added.
Kharkiv agreements were signed between Ukraine and the Russian Federation signed in 2010; according to this document, Russia's Black Sea Fleet would stay in Crimea until 2042.
It was reported earlier that Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is going to check all lawmakers of the sixth convocation of the Ukrainian Parliament who voted or did not vote for the 2010 Kharkiv agreements. Oleksiy Danilov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council reported that during the briefing.