Yushchenko Criticizes Russian Fleet Deal

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's ex-president Viktor Yushchenko sharply criticized the agreement on prolongation of the Russian Black Sea Fleet basing in Crimea, signed by the two countries' presidents in Kharkiv on April 21.

Viktor Yushchenko

He described the reduction of gas price at the cost of the BSF stay in the territory of Ukraine after 2017 a 'capitulation' and transfer of Ukraine into the category of 'Russian lackeys'.

“I cannot welcome these agreements either as a citizen or as a politician,” the Our Ukraine party leader emphasized in a TV Channel 5 interview.

He said, hanging in the balance are sovereignty and independence against cheap gas, which will make the national economy uncompetitive.

Source: BSANNA News