Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev commented on the statement of the first President of independent Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk, who yesterday praised the role of Kiev in the collapse of the Soviet Union. The last leader of the Soviet Union suggested that Kravchuk made a statement because of old age.
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“I sometimes feel, how age affects the way of thinking,” said Gorbachev in an interview with “National news service” and added that primary responsibility for the collapse of the Soviet Union are the responsibility of the Yeltsin’s team.
82-year-old Kravchuk in response to this remark, noted that 85-year-old Gorbachev is in a much greater age,” adding that the question of the causes of the collapse of the Soviet Union is “very complicated.” In his opinion, “the reason for the collapse of the Soviet Union was in a state of the Union in General”.
At the same time, Gorbachev said Kravchuk after the proclamation of the restructuring is not actually running the process, and lived and declared truths.
Note that on the eve of the Kravchuk said, “Ukraine can be proud that it is, was, and became, in 1991, the country that destroyed the Soviet Union, the last Empire, the most terrible.”
However, on Monday, he noted, and other rhetoric. In particular, he accused the President of the Russian Federation in the desire to revive the Soviet or even tsarist Russia. According to him, if Russia wants to conquer Ukraine – this will be her “last day”. Read the details in our material.