A week before the departure of Michael Flynn from the post of national security adviser in his office delivered a sealed letter, setting out proposals on how President trump may lift sanctions against Russia.
Flynn is now retired because he got caught lying to the Vice President about the fact that he had not discussed sanctions with the Russian Ambassador. But the proposal, which is essentially peace plan for Ukraine and Russia, remain, and attempts to push them to continue. Deliver the document, the personal lawyer of President Michael Cohen (Michael D. Cohen), a colleague of trump’s business Felix Seyter (Felix H. Sater), helped him to find lucrative deals in Russia, Ukrainian MP, trying to rise in the Ukrainian opposition movement, which helped shape the former head of the electoral headquarters of the trump by Paul Manafort — they are all actively engaged in these actions.
The moment when the trump of Russia, as well as the people associated with it were the center of attention and subjected to rigorous checks carried out that American intelligence agencies, the FBI and Congress, some of his colleagues are striving behind the scenes to implement the actions relevant to Russia.
Trump is confusing both Democrats and Republicans with their incessant praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his desire to cobble together an Alliance between America and Russia. In such informal attempts there is nothing illegal, however, a new proposal was developed, apparently, in the interests of Russia, can cause serious anxiety.
These diplomats-lovers say their goal is only, to put an end to continuing for three years of grueling conflict that claimed the lives of 10 000 people. “Well, who does not want to have peace?” asks Cohen.
But in this sentence contains not only a plan for a peaceful settlement. Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Artemenko, who sees himself as the future leader of Ukraine in the style of trump, claims he has evidence (the names of the companies, remittances) indicating the corruption of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and said that it would help to send him into retirement. In addition, Artemenko says that senior aides to Putin supported his efforts.
“Many people call me a Russian agent, an American agent, CIA agent, he said. — But how can you find an acceptable solution to the problems between the two countries, if we don’t talk?”
Cohen and Seyter stated that he had not spoken to trump about this offer, and they have no foreign policy experience. The FBI subjected the priest and some other people from the environment trump to check for relations with Russia, talking about law enforcement officers. The priest denies any illegal activity on their part.
Another two people involved in the preparation of the proposal, a few questionable past. 50-year-old American of Russian origin Seyter a few years ago has confessed to involvement in the schemes of manipulating the stock developed by the mafia. Artemenko in the early 2000-ies spent two and a half years in the Kiev prison on charges of embezzlement of funds, which was later dropped, and he calls politically motivated.
It is unclear how seriously this proposal in the White house; however, such an Amateur diplomatic efforts has infuriated the Ukrainian leaders. Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly said Artemenko “has no right on behalf of Ukraine to submit alternative plans for a peaceful settlement to foreign States, including the us”.
Speaking on Friday at the Munich security conference, Poroshenko has warned the West about the inadmissibility of “appeasement” of Russia, and some American experts say that any alternative signed two years ago an international agreement on Ukraine would be a mistake. The administration of the tramp takes on the Ukrainian conflict mixed signals.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst (John Herbst) stated that in connection with laudatory statements of three of Putin, he fears that the new President wants to mend relations with Russia to the detriment of Ukraine, for example, in the framework of such a plan, which offered Artemenko.
In late January, these authors proposed the plan gathered in a posh hotel Loews Regency on Park Avenue, where the lobby features leather chairs, the bar, restaurant and private meeting rooms on the upper floors are commercial transactions.
50-year-old Cohen lives two blocks away in a residential complex Trump Park Avenue. In 2007 he joined the Trump Organization as a special adviser and was involved in the conclusion of many transactions, including, the construction of trump tower in Georgia, and about short-lived project of the mixed single combats with participation of fighters from Russia. Cohen is considered a confidant of trump, which the businessman was charged the solution of difficult problems.
The FBI analyzes unverified dossier, which was a former British intelligence agent, and has financed political opponents trump. It says that during the presidential campaign, Cohen met with Russian representative in Prague and discussed with him the question about the hacker attacks on the Democratic party. However, named in the report, the Russian representative stated The New York Times that he never met Cohen. Cohen insists that had never been to Prague, and that approval of the dossier was fabricated. (The FBI is also investigating the relationship of Manafort with Russia and Ukraine.)
The Cohen Ukraine personal touch. He is married to a Ukrainian woman and once worked in this country with relatives, trying to establish production of ethanol.
High and dense Artemenko visited the hotel Loews Regency between visits to Washington. (According to Artemenko, his wife a few years ago, I met with the first lady, Melania trump, when both worked in the modeling business, but he did not try to meet with trump.) He visited the inauguration of the Congress, spoke with admiration about trump on Facebook, and in meetings with us lawmakers extolled his peace plan.
In Parliament he was in 2014, when former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled to Moscow because of the protests against the economic rapprochement with Russia and corruption. Manafort, played a considerable role in the election of Yanukovych, helped to create a political bloc opposing the new President Poroshenko. A wealthy businessman Poroshenko has taken a much tougher stance towards Russia and accused Putin that he wants to include Ukraine into the new Russian Empire. 48-year-old Artemenko is out of the opposition itself, which helped shape Manafort. (According to Artemenko, they’re strangers).
Before entering politics Artemenko was engaged in business in the middle East and real estate in the Miami area. In addition, he worked as a sports agent and has represented leading Ukrainian athletes. Some parliamentary colleagues call him corrupt, unreliable and insignificant man, but it seems that he had accumulated a large fortune.
He takes the example of the tramp and appears in human form, like the nationalist leaders of the West, which strengthened their position. Last summer he even traveled to Cleveland for the Republican national Convention, and taking advantage of the existing opportunity, met with members of the team trump.
“It’s time for new leaders, new approaches to governance, and new negotiators on issues of international politics! — he wrote 27 January in Facebook. — It’s our time!”
According to Artemenko, the tramp he saw a man capable of implementing a peace plan in Ukraine, but also to help his own political career. At its core, his plan envisages the withdrawal of all Russian troops from East Ukraine. But Ukrainian voters in the referendum have to decide whether they want to annexed by Russia in 2014, the Crimean Peninsula was brought in rent for 50 or 100 years.
Ukrainian Ambassador Chalyi has rejected this prospect. “This is a flagrant violation of the Constitution, — he wrote in answers to questions The New York Times. — Such ideas can push and push only those who openly or secretly is Russian interests”.
This reaction shows why Artemenko included in the project dissemination of the incriminating evidence allegedly showing that Poroshenko and his entourage are corrupt. To accept his plan can only be a new government that will be less hostile to Russia.
A longstanding partner of the trump business Seyter with ties in Russia, volunteered to help Artemenko to deliver his proposal to the White house.
Trump in recent years, tends to stay away from Satara. “If Mr Seyter was now in the room,’ said trump in 2013, testifying under oath, I would, honestly, did not know him.”
But the Seyter at least 10 years from time to time worked with the Trump Organization on real estate transactions, despite the fact that at that time was already aware of his manipulation of the shares.
Seyter was born in the Soviet Union, and grew up in new York. He worked as a leading Manager in the firm Bayrock Group, which is located two floors below Trump Organization at trump tower. He later became senior adviser to the future President.
According to him, he just recently, in the fall of 2015 worked on the plan for the construction of trump tower in Moscow together with a Russian developer. According to him, the project was cancelled due to the presidential campaign, trump. (Cohen said that Trump Organization has received from the Russian developer agreement of intent on realization of the project in Moscow, however, felt that this project is economically feasible.)
As said Artemenko, a mutual friend introduced him to Satera. He said that it makes sense to support its proposal.
“I want to stop the war, it was the first thing he said. Second, I firmly believe that USA and Russia should be enemies, but allies. If I will be able to achieve both objectives in one stroke, it will be a brilliant result”.
After talking with Saerom and Artemenko personally, Cohen promised to deliver this plan to the White house.
According to Cohen, he doesn’t know who in the Russian government supported these proposals, according to Artemenko; however, he understood that there was a promise to provide evidence of the corruption of the Ukrainian President.
“Fraud is always bad, isn’t it?” — said Cohen.
He said that Seyter gave him a sealed envelope with written proposals. When Cohen is in early February, met with trump in the oval office, he left a letter in the office of Flynn.
According to him, he waited for the answer, but Flynn was forced to resign. Now Cohen, Seyter and Artemenko hope that the new national security adviser will consider and support their plan. On Friday, the President tweeted that he has four candidates for the post.