Leaders of Russia, Germany, and France discussed the situation in Ukraine via telephone, though without the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. Chairman of the Political Council of “Opposition Platform – For Life” Viktor Medvedchuk said that on air of NewsOne Channel.
“There was a telephone talk of Mr. Putin, Ms. Merkel, and Mr. Macron yesterday. There’s a message about that. Does this ring any bells? This is a truncate Normandy format. Without Ukraine. I’m reading the press-service of the Chancellor, the press-service of the French President and the press-service of the President of Russia. What they were talking about? Many things. Did they talk about Ukraine? Yes, they did. And I have a question – why didn’t they wait until the meeting in Normandy format with all four parties?”, Medvedchuk said.
The politician noted that the issue should be brought up for discussion – with MPs, experts and politicians.
“Raise the issue. Let the MPs, experts, and politicians express themselves. They must haven’t agreed on that, probably. And why they haven’t agreed on that issue? Then, let the representatives of France, Germany explain, if you don’t trust Russia, why you haven't reached an agreement? That’s the question. This is the question of sanctions, strengthening sanctions, how they stick in the throat of Europe and European leaders. But they don’t stick in the throat of Russia, no matter how much our politicians want them to. This is not happening, they are not paid attention at. And Putin explicitly states: thy don’t care about the sanctions. Direct speech. Does this ring any bells?" he added.
Medvedchuk also believes that Zelensky shouldn’t have talked about sanctions on the day of his inauguration, especially about strengthening them, nor should he have talked to the Americans.
“Maybe, sanctions shouldn’t have been talked about on the day of the inauguration, especially about strengthening them, with the Americans. I do understand that Ukraine is under the external control of the U.S.A. and Washington controls everything here. There was an ambassador, who has been thrown out with all the consequences, but they will send the new one – and he will also govern here. But 73% voted for Zelensky not for him to report before the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary, who chaired the delegation in the questions of strengthening sanction, help, pressure on Russia, though they know that pressuring Russia is counterproductive," Viktor Medvedchuk said.