Shushkevich: Kazakhstan later joined the Bialowieza Accords because of Nazarbayev “Eastern cunning” of the first president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Stanislav Shushkevich spoke about this in an interview with “Lente.ru” as part of a special project dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Shushkevich believes that Nazarbayev wanted to “leave a loophole for himself” and find out the public reaction to the Belovezhskaya agreements .
“Like any oriental person, he was not wise, but cunning. He said on December 9 that he would never have signed the Belovezhskaya Agreement, and after a while he signed it, and even invited the others to sign, ”the politician explained. He also said that Nazarbayev wanted to be “involved in history,” and the signers of the Belovezhskaya Agreements agreed as “they were not greedy.”
Earlier, in a conversation with Lenta.ru, Shushkevich called “who pulled the trigger “Collapse of the USSR.
The Soviet Union collapsed after the conclusion in December 1991 of the Belovezhskaya agreements by the leaders of the RSFSR, the Ukrainian and Byelorussian SSR, who divided a single state. During these events, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev gave up the fight and was removed from power. Shushkevich explained that the assembled representatives of the three Soviet founding republics of the USSR considered themselves a legitimate structure for making a decision on the dissolution of the Soviet Union. “The Transcaucasian SFSR was the fourth subject – a republic that signed the Treaty on the formation of the USSR on December 29, 1922. But by that time it fell apart, leaving no successor, ”he explained.