Zakharova on the request of Yanukovych to send troops: “This is not a letter. This statement”


RIA Novosti

Maria Zakharova confirmed that the former head of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych really appealed to Russian authorities with a request to send troops to the territory of the country. The words of the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian radio station “Moscow Says”.

“This is not a letter. This statement of Yanukovych. He never denied that he signed”, — said Zakharov.

Zakharova also said that this document was read in 2014 in the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) former Russia’s permanent representative at the organization Vitaly Churkin. On March 16 the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow did not receive a letter from Yanukovych with a request to send troops to the territory of Ukraine. In January 2017, several media outlets published pictures of the letters entitled as “Declaration”. The request to send Russian troops to Ukraine, the politician explained the need to “restore legality, peace, law and order, stability and protect the population of Ukraine”.

In Ukraine, Yanukovych’s appeal to the Russian leadership considered important evidence of treason of the former President. March 15 the investigation of treason the policy was completed and sent to the Pechersky district court of Kiev. In February 2014, in Kiev was a coup, in which Viktor Yanukovych had to leave Ukraine. At the moment the politician is in Rostov-on-don.and