Peskov told about the “tough” negotiations between Putin and Poroshenko
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the talks “channel four” (Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany) in 2015, spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko firmly and clearly but did not use threatening language. This was stated press Secretary of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov.
Earlier in mass media there appeared passages from the book of the former President of France, Francois Hollande, who said that Putin at the talks “channel four” in February 2015, threatened Poroshenko.
“During very tense negotiations, when Ukraine were fighting, which was unleashed by President Poroshenko, of course, Putin didn’t tell him complimentary phrases. Can you imagine, Putin talked tough, clear and very easy to understand. But, of course, such (threatening — ed.) the wording was not used,” — said Peskov on air of TV channel “Russia 1” (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
The memoirs of Hollande’s called “Lessons of power” was published in April 2018, the Fragments of the book in particular, published in the Ukrainian edition Gordon.ua. Describing the negotiations, “Norman Quartet”, Hollande said that Putin and Poroshenko constantly raised her voice at each other.
“The Russian President was so nervous that threatened to completely crush his army counterpart. It is granted that the Russian troops in the East of Ukraine are present. Putin caught himself and took himself in hand,” wrote Hollande, adding that Poroshenko to “defend the sovereignty of their country,” Putin “sought autonomy for the insurgent provinces.”