Putin: situation in Ukraine poses a threat to Russia, but not Moscow her father


SOCHI, October 22. Russia will accept any choice of the Ukrainian people, but opposes a coup d’etat with a change of government. This was stated by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at session of debatable club “Valdai”.

“Of course, it creates”, – said the Russian leader by one of the participants of the forum that the situation in Ukraine poses a threat to Russia. “But didn’t we create this situation?” – said Putin.

The President of the Russian Federation stressed that the change of power in Ukraine in 2004, and in 2014 with the Constitution of the country.

“Russia’s position is not that we are struggling with the choice of the Ukrainian people – we accept any choice, it really is a brotherly country to us, brotherly people, I generally do not make difference between Russians and Ukrainians. But we are against this form of power change, he is bad at all wherever he was in the world, and in the post-Soviet space is absolutely unacceptable”, – said Putin.