“Crimea has they dragged into its orbit, it is already part of the Federal system of the Russian. This is Russia actually”, – he said in an interview with UNN. However, he did not rule out the return of the Peninsula to the Ukraine, but stressed that “the Crimea is necessary to wait a long time”.
During this interview, Kravchuk reiterated his thesis that Ukraine allegedly played a decisive role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
“Ukraine through their actions, their strength, their decisions collapse of the Soviet Empire. Ceased to exist the biggest, the greatest Empire in the world” – not without pride, said.
It is noteworthy that because of this statement from Kravchuk happened distance debate with the former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev. The latter suggested that older age affects the judgment Kravchuk, adding that the main role in the collapse of the Soviet Union was played by Boris Yeltsin and his entourage.
Read more about high-profile statements by Kravchuk in our material.
Note that today Ukraine is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Declaration of independence. During a military parade in Kiev, President Petro Poroshenko said again about the fact that the APU is “ready to rebuff the aggressor,” and also quoted a line from a poem by Mayakovsky: “Comrade Moskal, Ukraine jokes are not rocks”.