Date: 3 months ago   Category: Politics

Medvedchuk in FT interview: Putin wants that Ukraine was the normal country


The head of political council "The Oppositional Platform — For Life" told the foreign newspaper about the position concerning communications of Ukraine and Russia and also about the one who is supported by Putin on elections in Ukraine. The head of political council of "The Oppositional Platform — For Life" party Victor Medvedchuk gave an interview to the Financial Times newspaper. In the interview he told that Poroshenko hardly got to the second round, but if the pro-Russian voices were integrated, the single candidate could succeed to the second round together with Zelensky and also expressed opinion that "Poroshenko planned split among the political forces representing the interests of a southeast part of the country to increase the chances". "For the last five years Poroshenko made russophobia and the anti-Russian hysteria state policy", - he said to the newspaper, having added that "business contacts which once connected Ukraine and Russia, weakened since the country deepened the relations with the EU". "Still for the benefit of our country that Russia invested and developed business in Ukraine. Now it in the past … We lost $20 billion the export potential", ‒ Medvedchuk told. Besides, the head of political council of "The Oppositional Platform — For Life" reported that under certain conditions its party will support Vladimir Zelensky. "Poroshenko does not want peace. If Zelensky really achieves peace and restoration of economic capacity of Ukraine, then our party … will support its actions" – he emphasized. Also Medvedchuk told about the last meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin at which the subject of elections in Ukraine was brought up. "Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin did not tell me at our last meeting that he supports Zelensky or opposes Poroshenko. He told: we will work with the one who will be chosen. Putin wants that Ukraine was the normal country", - he told.

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