Breaking away from Moscow due to Russia's futility – Kravchuk on Ukraine's vector

14:20, 22 August 2017
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First president of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk says Ukraine is breaking away from Russia because Russian future has no prospects, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"We are gradually breaking away from Russia. I think this is important because there are no prospect for us there," Kravchuk told journalists.

At the same time, more and more people start to understand this, he said.

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