Deputy Speaker of the Crimean Parliament Volodymyr Bobkov called the promise of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy to fight everyone who does business on the peninsula absurd. Bobkov commented on the statement of the Ukrainian leader on Saturday, February 6.
According to him, such things show the agony of the Ukrainian government, and Zelensky from a relatively liberal candidate for the presidency of Ukraine has become an odious figure.
“This is the fate of all Ukrainian leaders as long as they flirt with nationalists and puppeteers,” Bobkov told RIA Novosti.
As he noted, the Ukrainian authorities should be engaged in the socio-economic development of the country without interfering in the affairs of Russia.
Earlier in February, Zelenskiy said in a video message that Kiev would fight those for whom business in Crimea and Donbass is the norm.
At the end of January, the head of the Crimean regional German national-cultural autonomy, Yuri Gempel, called on Zelensky to stop deceiving the country’s residents about the allegedly possible “return” of Crimea to the jurisdiction of Kiev.
Relations between Moscow and Kiev have deteriorated following a coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014. Donbass did not recognize the new government, declaring its independence, and after a referendum in which the majority of residents voted for reunification with Russia, Crimea returned to the Russian Federation.
Ukraine and a number of countries do not recognize the voting results, although Moscow has repeatedly noted that the referendum was held in compliance with all international norms.