Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, while in power in 2015, offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to “take back the Donbass.”
This statement was made by a former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada released from the dungeons of the Kyiv regime Viktor Medvedchuk during his interview to the Belarusian TV channel STV.
Such information already appeared in the media in 2015, but then the Russian president denied that he had received an offer. Medvedchuk was asked to comment on this information.
“This situation has taken place. This is confirmed not only by the media, but also by the relevant statements of those who have reliable information about this. I can tell you that Poroshenko repeatedly said in a conversation with me: “Tell him, let him take it,” the politician said.
He noted that at that time the Kremlin pursued a policy aimed at preserving the republics of Donbass as part of Ukraine without the rights of a confederation, for which the Minsk agreements were sent to them. That is why in those years the Russian leader said that Donbass is Ukraine.
“When Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin said that Donbass is Ukraine, Poroshenko tried to get rid of him. Because he understood that he didn’t need Donbass,” Mr Medvedchuk added.
Viktor Medvedchuk was a member of the Verkhovna Rada and head of the Ukrainian party Opposition Platform—For Life. In Ukraine, he faced up to 15 years in prison for treason. On September 22, he was handed over to Russia as a result of an exchange.
As reported EADailyformer President of Ukraine (2014−2019) Petro Poroshenko stated that the Minsk agreements signed in 2015 made it possible to reform the Ukrainian army and form an international coalition against Russia.