Official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the statements of the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasily Bodnar on the debt to Russia for basing of the fleet in Crimea were the result of unwillingness to deal with these cases. “If only thing is not to do”, — quotes TASS Zakharov.
Earlier, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasily Bodnar stated that Moscow pays Kyiv $ 100 million a year for stationing the black sea fleet in the Crimea in 2014, after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. Ukraine intends to recover these funds, said Bodnar.
Member of the Federation Council of Sevastopol Ekaterina Altabaeva called statements Bodnar “ridiculous.” Commenting RIA Novosti financial claims of Kiev, Altabaeva noted that any settlement with the government, which claims to “return” the Crimea and Sevastopol, look ridiculous. “For sensible people it’s obvious,” she said. Altabaeva spent the historical Parallels and recalled the situation in 1917, when the Central Rada, who had no territories under their control, was sent to the black sea fleet telegrams with demands to accept their terms.
the head of the working group on international legal Affairs to the permanent representative of Crimea under the RF President Alexander Moloch called offered the Ukrainian authorities the debt of the mythical, and the statement Bodnar – a vivid example of personnel degradation of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry. Moloch compare the behavior of Bodnar with the character of Russian folk tales, shouting “Swifts”, when everyone around is already clear that the “Brito”, “and Brito-headed”.
state Duma Deputy from the Crimea Ruslan Balbec described the requirements of the Ukrainian side overcame the “threshold of sanity”. In an interview with RT, he stressed that the fleet, based on their territory, do not have to pay for Parking to another state. The MP also added that Moscow fully complied with the obligations to Kiev for rent until March 2014, when Crimea became again the territory of Russia.