Former President of Ukraine and Kiev’s representative in the contact group on Donbass Leonid Kravchuk commented on the proposal of the former presidential aide Vladislav Surkov to return Ukraine by force. By offering such a thing, Mr. Surkov is wishful thinking, Mr. Kravchuk told OSN TV. In his opinion, this is due to the fact that Russia is losing influence, and Ukraine is increasing it.
Talking to the correspondents of the wargonzo project, Vladislav Surkov said that it was time to return Ukraine by force, but not necessarily military. “I think Surkov is deliberately twisting the facts. If we take the situation in the world a year ago and the current situation, we will see that it has radically changed not in favor of Russia, ”said Leonid Kravchuk.
Declaring a decrease in Russia’s influence in the post-Soviet space and support for the United States, Mr. Kravchuk said: “So my question is: what grounds does Mr. Surkov have to say that the situation has improved, and that Russia is ready to take Ukraine by military, economic or political force. It seems to me that here is wishful thinking. “
Earlier, the adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Mikhail Podolyak, said that US President Joe Biden had promised Ukraine “maximum guarantees of its security.” The statement was made during telephone conversations between the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the President of the United States.
The talks between the leaders of the two countries took place on June 7. Messrs. Zelenskiy and Biden, among other things, touched upon energy security issues. The US President noted that he is opposed to the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project.
You can read about how the negotiations turned into a scandal in the publication of Kommersant, The American-Ukrainian Phrasebook.