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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Gorbachev closed the entrance to Ukraine for support of the “annexation” of the Crimea

The first President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev five years denied entry to Ukraine. The reason for this decision was the recent interview policy, which he supported Vladimir Putin’s position on Crimea.

photo: Lily Sherlovskaja

The speaker of the security Service of Ukraine Elena Gitlyanskaya confirmed that Mikhail Gorbachev within the next five years will not be able to enter the territory of the Square. According to her, the decision was made “in the interests of national security, in particular, public support for military annexation of the Crimea”, reports “Interfax”.

Earlier in an interview with British newspaper the Sunday Times, Gorbachev commented on the decision on the accession of Crimea to Russia, radically changed the relationship between Moscow and the West. The politician said that President Vladimir Putin would have done exactly the same. “I’m always for the free will of the people, as in Crimea, the majority wanted the reunification with Russia”, – he said.

The cooling of relations between the West and Russia Gorbachev accused the Crimean spring, and arrogance of Washington. “They were never genuinely interested in helping Russia become a stable and strong democracy”, – said the first President of the USSR.

Shortly thereafter, the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada Deputy Anton Gerashchenko suggested Gorbachev in the “black list” of Kiev, and also to close the policy path to the EU. In response, the former President of the USSR said that is not going to understand “all these squabbles”, and assured that under the current regime in the Ukraine did not go and ride will not. With regard to invitations to visit the Crimea, was made by the authorities of the region, Gorbachev noted that such plans had not now.

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