Moscow puts its eggs into different baskets – Kuchma

15:06, 10 September 2008
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Kremlin is much more interested in Ukraine than USA?

Ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma believes that Kremlin is much more interested in Ukraine than USA.

“Washington thinks of Ukraine just from time to time. Well, has it helped us much over 17 years of our independence? And Moscow is really interested in Ukraine, no less than we are interested in Russia, regardless of whether anybody likes it or not”, Leonid Kuchma said in an exclusive interview with UNIAN.

Asked whether Moscow could back Tymoshenko, the ex-President said: “… Moscow is watching Ukraine, analyzing. Yushchenko is its ideological opponent. So, there remain only two main candidates to support: Tymoshenko and Yanukovych. And I believe Moscow deliberately does not push away both of them. It does not stake on only one. It seems to me it puts its eggs into different baskets. Everybody does so. And they will keep on doing until there are countries and international relations, international policy”.

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