Alexey Reznikov considers that the signatories of the Budapest Memorandum should support Ukraine.
The Normandy format should be extended with the participation of States signatories of the Budapest Memorandum – the U.S. and the UK, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Browser.
This opinion was expressed by Vice Prime Minister, Minister for reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories Alexey Reznikov.
“I am absolutely a supporter of this idea and is convinced that in his time, unfortunately, Ukraine trust strong countries, namely the UK, USA and Russia. Leonid Kuchma confided then, by signing the Budapest Memorandum,” he said.
According to Reznikov, the signatories of the Budapest Memorandum, in fact, deceived the second President of Ukraine and deceived the whole country.
“By the way, French President françois Mitterrand openly in conversation with Kuchma warned him, saying: “Young man, you still will be deceived”. Unfortunately, Mitterrand was right,” – said Deputy Prime Minister.
He believes that because of this, the UK and the US should support Ukraine now.
“So certainly we are interested in what the dialogue taking place today with Russia through the OSCE “Minsk format” and in the “channel format” with the help of Germany and France, can be expanded with the participation of Britain, the United States,” – said Reznikov.