In Russia advised Ukraine to return to the idea of decentralization
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov believes that Ukraine needs to go back to the idea of decentralization.
He declared it in interview to the Russian NTV channel.
“Of course, we have to think about decentralization,” he said, Recalling the meeting of diplomats of Ukraine, USA, EU and Russia in April 2014, during which it was decided to start the process of decentralization with the participation of all regions of Ukraine.
According to Lavrov, “then they (the Ukrainian authorities) understand that the country needs to keep the integrity, and for that you need to delegate”.
“Then, probably, decided that once the West began to support Ukraine, they throw money, probably, “let’s ride” and without any decentralization. I am sure that without this, I’m sorry for the rude word, “sticking” with our Western partners more that nothing can be done”, he added.
Separately, Lavrov said that about a third of the regions of Ukraine officially appealed to the Kyiv demanding to go to the contractual relationship between the regions and Central government.
“There are such trends in the Odessa and Transcarpathia regions, so it is not only the East and South and West of the country. It is necessary to think, of course, about the fate of the entire country and not just to say that to the East of them – the “aggressor”, so there’s nothing we can do till they finish the fight “aggression” – he criticized foreign Minister of the Russian Federation of actions of the Ukrainian authorities.
Earlier, the Russian foreign Minister assured that the Kremlin began to cooperate with the administration of the trump. Lavrov said that he was going to discuss with Tillerson Ukraine.