Constantine kilimnik, former assistant of the head of the election headquarters of Donald trump Paul Manafort, developed a plan for the return of Viktor Yanukovych from Russia to Ukraine. A document entitled “Mariupol plan” provides for the return of Yanukovych as a “regional leader of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions” of Ukraine, with possible involvement “of the current leaders of the separatists”.
February 22, in conversation with the correspondent of Radio Liberty in Kiev and Christopher Miller kilimnik also said that in 2016, during the election campaign in the United States, he “informed Manafort about the situation in Ukraine every few months.” According to Kilimnik, the last time he talked to Manufactum “a few weeks ago.” Constantine kilimnik argues that Manafort “was not associated” with the development of “Mariupol.” However, he admitted that Manafort can return to Ukraine, where he was last in 2015, in the case of “the emergence of a serious project, which could bring peace to this country”.
Since 2005, Paul Manafort worked in Ukraine, consultant of the oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, and then as a strategist in the campaign headquarters of Viktor Yanukovych in the presidential elections of 2009. In the same period, kilimnik was first translator of Manafort, and then became one of his closest aides, in fact, as head of the Kiev office of political strategist. As reported by the Financial Times, Manafort took the Kilimnik’s your team for the brilliant knowledge of the English language. Kilimnik, according to the FT, was born in 1970 and among other things trained the Moscow Institute of military interpreters, which in Soviet times was supervised by the KGB and GRU. In an interview with Radio Liberty kilimnik rejected any connection with the Russian intelligence service or other special services.
By Paul Manafort resigned from the post of head of the electoral headquarters of Donald trump on August 19th. Four days earlier the head of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine Sytnyk said that the Agency has lists of people who received the money from the cash register of the Ukrainian Party of regions from 2007 to 2012. Among them, according to rush, was Manafort, which is received from the party of Yanukovych in the form “confidential payments in cash” of nearly 13 million dollars. He 67-year-old political strategist and lobbyist who began his career in the administration of U.S. President Ronald Reagan denied it.
American media claim that Manafort is one of three former members of staff of the current President of the United States, the possible connection of which with Russia is being investigated by the FBI. Manafort denies any ties with Russia. In the administration of Donald trump he ain’t got no job.
On 20 February, the newspaper the New York Times reported another peace plan in Ukraine, which was allegedly transferred to the administration trump the Deputy of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada from the Radical party Andrei Artemenko. The plan specifically provides for “the holding of a referendum on the transfer of Crimea is leased by Russia for a period of 50 to 100 years, the lifting of sanctions against Moscow and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Donbass.” Artemenko does not deny the existence of such a plan, but says he had no contact with representatives of the American President. Ukrainian authorities called his initiative “unconstitutional” and the parliamentary faction of the Radical party decided to exclude Artemenko from its structure.