Mar 31, 2021
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“Better to shake hands”: Poroshenko refused to look into Putin’s eyes

The former president of Ukraine responded to criticism from the deputy Maxim Buzhansky. He recalled that five years ago, the politician expressed a desire to shake hands with the President of Russia.

Then Petro Poroshenko congratulated Vladimir Putin on the Day of Solidarity of Workers and, at the end of the dialogue, said words of gratitude. “I shake hands,” he finished. The politician noted that during his reign, the military in the Donbass held the defense for about five years and did not withdraw the troops. “This year alone, 26 dead,” said Pyotr Alekseevich, noting the need for a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council.

“It is better to shake hands than to look into Putin’s eyes, looking for peace there,” Petro Poroshenko said. He stressed that there is no peace there. His words were an allusion to the statement of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. During a meeting of the leaders of the Normandy Four, he said that in the eyes of the Russian president he saw a desire to end the war.

Recall that a recording of the dialogue between Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko appeared last summer. Then the Russian president asked the Ukrainian president how he sees the situation inside the country. Pyotr Alekseevich confidently answered that he copes, and “the further, the easier.” He also stressed that he does not see a “queue” for the presidency.

Later, in the party of Petro Poroshenko, the aforementioned entry was called a fake. It was claimed to be “Kremlin’s revenge” for not allowing Vladimir Putin to pursue “strategic goals.”


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