A week before Michael Flynn resigned as adviser to the President of the United States national security, his office was delivered a package of proposals about how the head of the White house Donald trump could lift sanctions against Russia. This writes the newspaper The New York Times.
In the preparation of a document outlining possible ways of normalization of Russian-Ukrainian relations, according to the publication, was attended by the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrey Artemenko member of the faction of the Radical party Oleg Lyashko.
In the document, in particular, provides information on the corrupt activities of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko — company names, Bank transaction. These data, according to the plan of his opponents, can be used for his removal from office.
It is reported that the document was delivered to Flynn’s personal counsel to trump, Michael Cohen. Also in this case involved a business associate of trump, which, in particular, had previously assisted him in the business in the Russian direction.
In the plan, in particular, contain requirements on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Eastern Ukraine (in Kiev, consider that in the Donbass are Russian military units that Moscow denies — approx. “Of the tape.ru”). Ukrainian voters also proposed a referendum to decide whether to give Russia the Crimea rent for 50 or 100 years.
Flynn resigned after the publication of the newspaper the Washington Post, where he provided details of his conversation with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak. The edition, in particular, pointed out that in conversation it was about anti-Russian sanctions. Flynn admitted that they were not fully informed Vice-President Mike Pence and other members of the White house about his conversations with Kislyak. Trump endorsed his resignation. Later, Flynn said that in a conversation with Kislyak discussed, not sanctions, and the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the United States.
After the annexation of Crimea to Russia and the beginning of military clashes in the East of Ukraine in 2014, the United States and several countries imposed sanctions against Russia, limiting access to financial markets, investments in Russian economy, working with a number of companies, the transfer of technology. In response, Russia banned the import of certain products from countries that joined the sanctions.