The personal lawyer of the President of the United States Donald trump Michael Cohen has admitted in an interview with NBC News that he had met privately in new York with the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrey Artemenko.
However, Cohen denied the allegations of the newspaper the New York Times that he was handed the plan of settlement of the Ukrainian conflict, which he had taken Michael Flynn, who was then an adviser to the President on issues of national security.
Cohen said that a former associate of trump Felix Seyter asked him to come to a meeting in new York last month, which brought the Ukrainian parliamentarian.
“I recognize that a brief meeting had taken place, but categorically denied that he had discussed this subject, or pass any documents to the White house and General Flynn,” said Cohen, adding that he had not seen Flynn when he was in the White house and not even seconds spent on discussion of these topics.
According to Cohen, Artemenko claimed that he has evidence of corruption in Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
The lawyer said that even if he took the envelope with the peace plan, nothing wrong with that. “So what? What’s wrong?” he said.
Earlier, the NYT reported that Artyomenko, a member of the Radical party, Oleg Lyashko, sent to the administration trump the proposals, predpolagaemyj the normalization of Russian-Ukrainian relations and the withdrawal imposed on Russia restrictions.
The parliamentarian, in particular, proposed to hold a “national referendum”, putting him on the question of the transfer of the Crimea is leased by Russia for a period of from 30 to 50 years. At the end of this period on the Peninsula, in his opinion, it is necessary to hold a plebiscite under the supervision of international structures, which should finally decide the question of affiliation of the region.