Putin said to Jemilev that Ukraine withdrew from USSR not quite legitimately

17:05, 12 March 2014
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin said to lawmaker of Ukraine, ex-head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev that Ukraine had withdrawn from USSR not quite legitimately.

Putin said to Jemilev that Ukraine withdrew from USSR not quite legitimately/REUTERS

According to an own UNIAN correspondent in the RF, he said this to Ukrainian journalists as a result of the talk with Putin in Moscow. The talk took place with assistance of ex-president of republic of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaymiyev and lasted about 30 minutes. They reached an agreement to continue talks in case of necessity.

"I told Putin that the most important issue is the territorial integrity of our country , because it’s violation is violation of the agreement, which is signed by the guarantor countries - the U.S., Britain and Russia in 1994 in exchange for our renunciation from nuclear weapons. I told him about possible consequences if it is violated, including the fact that that anyone will not trust such arrangement, and there will be an intention of each country that has financial capacity to acquire its own nuclear weapons, and Ukraine will not be an exception , "- said Jemilev .

“Speaking about this topic – territorial integrity of Ukraine – Putin noted the issue that self-proclamation of independent Ukraine did not quite correspond to the Soviet norms that stipulated withdrawal procedure from the USSR structure. Here is such a position”, - underscored Jemilev.

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