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 Kremlin wants Poroshenko to explain his statement about Putin's 'bribe' to Yanukovych

Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on statement of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that $3 billion in Eurobonds sold to Russia in 2013 were a bribe to Yanukovych's regime for the failure to sign the Association Agreement with the EU.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax.

"When we hear such statements, firstly, we expect some clarification whether the current Ukrainian authorities refuse the succession in respect to Ukraine's obligations, including international commitments, where, in the first place, we are interested in ... financial and other commitments to Russia," Peskov said.

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He noted that as of now Russia has no answer to this question. "Frankly, I find it difficult (to suppose) whether these statements of President Poroshenko are an answer to the question," Peskov said.

According to Peskov, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych "was overthrown in an unconstitutional illegal coup." "If we talk about legitimate authorities in Ukraine, the issue is whether it disputes (the principle) of Ukraine's succession as a state, whether Ukraine has international obligations or refuses international obligations," Peskov stated.


 
 
 
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