Former state Duma Deputy from the party of Communist Denis Boronenkov in an interview with TV channel “Public TV” said that Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov was against the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
According to him, the decision took “one person” others, “including his entourage” were opposed. To a journalist’s question to explain the position of Surkov, Boronenkov said he was “categorically against”. “Because he [Surkov] is a smart man,” added the former MP.
In Ukraine Voronenkov is October 2016. In December last year he received the citizenship of Ukraine. Day 15 of February it became known that Russia’s Investigative Committee announced the Federal wanted list and was found guilty under article 159 of the criminal code (fraud). TFR also made the decision to bring him to justice under part 3 of article 33 (types of accomplices — organizer) and part 1 of article 170.1 of the criminal code (organization of falsifying the unified state register of legal entities).
In an interview with “Moskovsky Komsomolets” Boronenkov told me that he moved to Ukraine because of the “illegal” and “unjust” prosecution. He said that in Ukraine, it is “well accepted”.
Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum in March 2014. Ukraine, US, EU and other countries called it “annexation.” Against Russia imposed sanctions.
During the election campaign of the current President of the United States of America, Donald trump said that the people of Crimea “would prefer to be with Russia, but not where he was before.” But on the eve of a White house spokesman Sean Spicer said the head of state expects Russia to assist in the reduction of violence in Ukraine and the return of the Peninsula.
As Russian politicians reacted to the statement by the White house in the Crimea
The tramp wondered whether the ex-US President Barack Obama against Russia “too soft” when it annexed Crimea.
State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin called the talk about the alienation of Crimea a violation of the territorial integrity of Russia. The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Russia does not return its territories.