The ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych appealed to the Federation Council with the request for the deployment of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas, reports TASS.
According to him, such a request appealed to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, not Yanukovych.
“The resolution № 48-SF “On the use of Armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine” was adopted on 1 March 2014. It was taken at the request of the President of the Russian Federation on use of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine to normalize the socio-political situation in the country”, – said Klishas.
He stressed that Yanukovych is in any form not made contact with the Federation Council of the Russian Federation and requested from him had been received.
“I should point out that Yanukovych at the meeting of the Council of Federation on 1 March 2014 was not present and did not act. Any appeals Yanukovych on the entry of Russian troops in Ukraine and other content in SF is not received, the documents on the agenda included, among the members of SF did not apply and subject to consideration by the Council at the extraordinary meeting was not” – said the politician.
We will remind, on a press-conferences in Rostov-on-don in November 2016 Yanukovych confirmed the fact of appeal to Vladimir Putin about Russian troops in Ukraine and called it an emotional decision.
March 1, 2014 the Federation Council gave its consent to the President of the Russian Federation to use Russian armed forces in Ukraine “to normalize the socio-political situation in the country.” Later the decision was canceled by the Parliament.
March 4, 2014 at an extraordinary meeting of the UN security Council, Churkin said that Yanukovych had sent a written request to Putin to use Russian armed forces “to protect the population of Ukraine”. “…Appeal to the President of Russia Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin to use the armed forces of the Russian Federation to restore legality, peace, law and order, stability and protection of the population of Ukraine. Victor Yanukovych. March 1, 2014”, – quoted Churkin a letter of Yanukovych. “Russia’s actions in Ukraine entirely appropriate and legitimate,” – said Churkin.
March 1, 2014 the Federation Council unanimously agreed to Putin to use Russian armed forces in Ukraine “to normalize the socio-political situation in the country.” Later this decision was reversed, but the Russian aggression is not stopped.
25 November 2016 Yanukovych in Rostov-on-don confirmed that he had asked Putin to send troops into Ukraine, and called this request “emotional”.
March 9, 2017, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko unveiled received from the Prosecutor General’s office letter, which says that neither the administration of the President of the Russian Federation, nor the Federation Council had not received any complaints of Yanukovych on the use of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine. Also in the Prosecutor General’s office claimed that any statements Yanukovych was not the reason for the appeal of Putin to the Federation Council for permission to use Russian troops in Ukraine.
Lutsenko expressed doubt about the veracity of the letters of the Russian Prosecutor General’s office and recalled that the existence of such a letter said Churkin during a speech in the UN security Council.
March 14 at the briefing in the Kremlin, Putin’s press Secretary promised to find out about the letter of Yanukovych. “Tomorrow we will come back to this. If early, I will report”, – said Peskov.
On March 13 he stated that he has no information, whether asked Yanukovich to Putin asking to send troops to Ukraine March 1, 2014, and added that we haven’t had time to verify this information.
15 Mar Sands for the third time were undecided about the letter from Yanukovich to Putin. “You got me right, still failed (to find out about the letter). I confess, I’ll find out” he said and promised on March 16 to answer this question.