Spokesman for the Ukrainian Presidential Office Mikhail Podoljak said that the events that occurred in Ukraine in 2014 could not have happened due to the “mystical influence” of the United States, but because of the anger of the Ukrainian people against Viktor Yanukovych. union news agency. The Ukrainian leadership responded to a message published by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tuesday, and published by the German weekly Die Zeit on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the start of the German campaign against the Soviet Union.
In his writing, the Russian president argues that the aggressive policies of the United States and the European Union reinforce mistrust in Europe. He also asserted that Crimea withdrew from Ukraine and was not occupied by Russia.
However, according to the Ukrainian leadership, the events of 2014 were caused by the former Ukrainian president. According to them, Yanukovych should have tried to get the country out of the crisis by political means, such as holding early elections. According to Podoljak, Viktor Yanukovych wanted to break the “Ukrainian dream”, which relates to Ukraine’s belonging to the countries of the European Union.
According to the Ukrainian state, Russia could do this, issuing an ultimatum to Ukraine that it had only one choice: either Russia or the West, said the spokesman, who said that it was not logical to discuss all this anymore, since society was right to revolution.
He referred to a statement made on Tuesday by Norbert Röttgen, a member of the German Christian Democratic Union.
We have to be realistic. Russia is depriving its western neighbors of the right to self-determination, and this is the root of the problem.
Norbert Röttgen said in response to what was written in the Tuesday issue of Die Zeit. According to the German politician, this should be talked about openly, because it means that the disinformation efforts of the Russian leadership will certainly not succeed.