TV presenter and journalist Vladimir Pozner has commented on the statement of a member of the Bundestag of the CDU/CSU Christian Schmidt, who offered again to discuss Russia's accession to NATO, as seriously mentioned in the 1990-ies. The statement of the TV host is in his interview on the website of the daily mail.
He recalled that the idea of Russia's accession to the EU and NATO supported Boris Yeltsin and later Vladimir Putin.
Thursday, July 16, Ukraine celebrated the anniversary of its founding document — the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on state sovereignty. Celebrated, even collecting for this special session of the Verkhovna Rada with the participation of dozens of MPs who voted for this historic act back in 1990.
Recall: Ukraine was not the first Republic of the Soviet Union, took part in the "parade of sovereignties". The pioneers made the Baltic and Caucasian republics in 1988-1989. But after Kiev they would not have moved in this direction, if not Russia. A shock to the supporters of the preservation of the USSR was the adoption of the First Congress of people's deputies of the RSFSR under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin, a similar Russian Declaration of June 12, 1990. After this it would be strange if some other country, not even wishing the collapse of the United States would remain aloof from the General process.
First, both Lenin and Stalin was the formation of a unified and indivisible state, but many countries have gained independence, agreed to join the Union only if they will have the right to secede from the Union, told RIA Novosti the leader of the Communist party Gennady Zyuganov.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on air of TV channel "Russia 1" said that prescribed in the Constitution of the USSR right on secession from the Union republics, and then of the Communist party monopoly on power in the main document of the country in 1977, became a delayed-action mine.
State Duma Deputy from the Crimea Ruslan Balbec in an interview with RT commented on the financial claims of Kiev to Moscow over the black sea fleet.
Earlier, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasily Bodnar said that Moscow allegedly have Kiev for the lease of naval bases in the Crimea several hundreds of millions of dollars that were not paid after the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia.
Senator Alexei Pushkov has compared Ukraine with a "parasitic state" amid allegations of a multimillion-dollar debt to Russia before Kiev.
Earlier, the Deputy head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry Vasily Bodnar stated that Moscow needs the Kiev authorities for the lease of naval bases in the Crimea several hundreds of millions of dollars that were not paid after the return of the Peninsula to Russia.
Former expert of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Finland, former diplomat, doctor of political science and writer and documentarian Yucca Seppinen said that the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev was allegedly ready to start negotiations on the transfer of Karelia. It is reported portal iltalehti.fi link to a new book, the former diplomat.
Approval Seppanen, Finland had chances to Karelia from the late 1980s to early 1990-ies, however, the President Mauno Koivisto took advantage of it.