At the meetings of the UN security Council in early March 2014 it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request about the introduction of troops in Ukraine was not only Victor Yanukovych, but also the then self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksenov. On Wednesday, January 17, during interrogation in the Obolon district court of Kiev, said acting Minister of foreign Affairs in 2014, and now – the Ambassador of Ukraine in Poland Andrey dedica, reports UKRINFORM.
“On 1 March (2014) we knew about the treatment Aksenov, March 3 – about the appeal of Yanukovych. This became known at the meetings of the UN security Council,” the diplomat said.
According to Dedicy, in February-March 2014, official Kiev has repeatedly tried to establish negotiations with Moscow, but Russia ignored all these attempts.
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“The Russian side ignored the attempts of establishing contacts and relationships… We also sent a protest note to Russia for the aggression in the Crimea. First, however, we were told that “it is not our troops,” and then there was no response,” – said the Ambassador.
18 January 2017, the media published a copy of the letter from Yanukovich to Putin with a request to enter into Ukraine’s troops.
9 February 2017, the Minister of justice Pavel Petrenko said that active action to prepare for the occupation of the Crimea, the Russian Federation began in 2013, Yanukovych, as President, knew about it.
Russia occupied the Crimean Peninsula in 2014. The Verkhovna Rada announced on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of the Crimea Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly, condemned the Kremlin’s actions. Against Russia was introduced on personal and sectoral sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called parliamentary elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016 Parliament recognized the state Duma illegitimate.
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