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 It Was Yanukovych Who Canceled His Visit to Putin, Political Expert Says

Political expert believes that Yanukovych simply has nothing to beat Putin’s arguments with.

Russian political analyst Andrei Okara in a commentary to Censor.NET explained possible causes of cancellation of the Ukrainian President visit to the Kremlin.

"The thing is that there are no mutually beneficial agreements and there cannot be any. No new formats of cooperation are proposed," said the expert. "Russia unequivocally refuses to revise the price of gas. That is why I think the cancellation of the visit was Yanukovych's initiative. After all, his arsenal of influence on Putin is minimal. But Putin's influence on Yanukovych is enormous.

According to the expert, at this stage Russia may demand anything - until the privatization of the most important assets in the Ukrainian economy. For example, the privatization of Turboatom.

 
 
 
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