Ukrainian businessman Viktor Pinchuk is not “Pro-Kremlin candidate” in presidents of Ukraine. This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday, 25 January, reports the correspondent of”.ru”.
“We have no Pro-Kremlin candidates. And that the Ukrainian people need to determine who can and who cannot be President of Ukraine,” Peskov said, answering a reporter’s question about why the Russian media so many mentions of the businessman.
The Kremlin’s spokesman added that he did not know why the Russian press focuses on the figure of Pinchuk.
On 24 January, the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) began checking the statements of Ukrainian businessman Viktor Pinchuk on the need to give Russia Crimea and Donbass.
The former leader of the banned in Russia as extremist organization “Right sector,” Verkhovna Rada Deputy Dmitry Yarosh has called the allegations Pinchuk “hostile and anti-state”.
At the end of December 2016 in the newspaper the Wall Street Journal Pinchuk published an article which called for “painful compromises” for peace with Russia. The billionaire pointed out that in the United States and Europe can come to power “leaders who want to make a deal with the Kremlin.” One of the compromises Ukrainian businessman called the recognition of local elections in the Donbass and the abandonment of the question of the status of Crimea.
Current Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came to power after early elections in may 2014. The decision on early voting passed by the Verkhovna Rada in connection with the coup and the dismissal of Viktor Yanukovych from the post of head of state. The next presidential elections in the country scheduled for the year 2019.