Pushkov praised the plan of the Kiev authorities to return Crimea and Donbas

Alexei Pushkov

The statement of the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov about the current Kiev authorities plan to return Crimea and Donbas under their control is meaningless and is unlikely to change the status of the Peninsula. This view was expressed by a member of the Federation Council Alexei Pushkov in his microblog on Twitter on Monday, February 27.

Alexei Pushkov (@Alexey_Pushkov)
February 26, 2017, 23:31

Avakov reported the existence of a concrete plan for the return of the Peninsula and the South-East of Ukraine “diplomatically” in an interview with local TV channel “1+1” February 26. He stressed that the territorial integrity of the country is not a subject of debate.

“We have a plan that will be implemented, and it absolutely is not affiliated with the slightest concessions,” — said Avakov.

Earlier this month, the Verkhovna Rada Deputy Andriy Artemenko told about the proposals for lifting sanctions against Russia and normalization of relations between Moscow and Kiev. According to him, Crimea should be transferred to lease for 30-50 years, then to hold a referendum on the issue of membership of the region. Document your plan, the MP sent to the administration of the American President Donald trump.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, commenting on the initiative, noted that “in itself to rent anything is possible”. Kiev authorities also welcomed the proposal Artemenko, puzzled.

The reunification of the Crimea with Russia happened in March 2014 according to the results held on the Peninsula of the plebiscite in which the majority of the region’s residents supported this decision. Kiev refuses to recognize the referendum results. Moscow stressed that the procedure was conducted in accordance with international law.