Yeltsin's Advisor: Crimea had to be ceded in exchange for nuclear weapons


The statement by Yeltsin's former adviser, Sergei Filatov, that in 1991 Moscow received requests from the Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine not to leave them under the authority of Kiev, were misinterpreted.


This in an interview with the publication "Sight" said Sergey Stankevich, also a member of a cohort of those people whom Boris Yeltsin listened to and who was a direct participant in the events of that time.

According to Stankevich, there were no official delegations of Crimea and Donbass, with petitions to accept Russia, in Moscow. This refers exclusively to the “popular stream” of unofficial interlocutors who spoke on their own behalf or on behalf of public organizations.

As for the possibility of leaving Crimea and Donbass within Russia, the package agreement concluded between the countries in 1991 provided for broad autonomy for Crimea, which became a republic, the creation of a base for the Russian Black Sea Fleet on the peninsula, and, most importantly, the understanding that nuclear weapons from Ukraine moves to Russia.

The former adviser believes that in the conditions when small arms groups appeared in the west and in the center of Ukraine, the issue of the export of nuclear tactical charges, of which there were about 700 units, was a primary and extremely important task.

Recall that earlier we wrote that Yeltsin’s former adviser Sergei Filatov stated that during the collapse of the USSR, Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk were asked not to give them to Kiev.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 10 December 2019 11: 40
    +8
    All the lands of Russia temporarily occupied by the countries of the former USSR could be returned simply in exchange for recognition of their independence by Russia, but Yeltsin and the company never worried about Russia's interests, these are temporary workers, thieves and crooks, in the service of the Yankees ... Yeltsin’s granddaughter is a citizen USA, daughters are also citizens of NATO countries ... and that’s it ...
    1. xilia72 Offline xilia72
      xilia72 (xantos) 10 December 2019 13: 34
      +3
      All the lands of Russia temporarily occupied by the countries of the former USSR could be returned simply in exchange for recognition of their independence by Russia.

      Absolutely agree. All concessions of the then power of the Russian Federation were voluntary, NATO was ready for the status quo in any proposed option.
  2. "Papa Yelts-Un" handed over Ukraine without hesitation, and Ukraine's nuclear weapons were taken away thanks to doodles. After all, the main thing for the guarantor was the plundering of Russia, which he did with rapture.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 11 December 2019 11: 26
      +1
      After all, the main thing for the guarantor was the looting of Russia, which he did with rapture.

      But somehow it was all hasty, unsystematic and chaotic, with a saber (glass) bare.
      But now this process is more and more ordered, industrialized and legalized, and the "father" of the process is monuments, centers and glory. good
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  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 10 December 2019 14: 09
    -1
    Nothing needs to be done to please the stupid.
    We are a great country, We won in wars!
    By wealth and people, we are the first in the set,
    and under Yeltsin we were like an inscription on a fence.
  5. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 10 December 2019 14: 43
    +2
    The former adviser believes that in the conditions when small arms groups appeared in the west and in the center of Ukraine, ....

    What nonsense from a "second-hand advisor", has he really fallen into senile marasmus - confuses with the events of "Euromaidan", why is he lying so blatantly ??!
    The fact that he is one of the closest accomplices of EBN and with these insinuations of his, counting on the ignorance of history by young Russians and on the "short memory" of contemporaries of those events, covers the flagrant anti-state and anti-people crimes of his "patron" and his own - I understand that!
    Everyone in the Union then knew that the crippled "drunk" who had grabbed hold of absolute power in the RSFSR had no time for the Crimea and the Russians who remained behind the cordons of Russia, ripped off by the generous Bolsheviks in favor of the "national districts" they had created!
  6. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 10 December 2019 21: 04
    +2
    Liberalists distinguished themselves again:

    According to Stankevich, there were no official delegations of Crimea and Donbass, with petitions to accept Russia, in Moscow. It is exclusively about “Public flow” of informal interlocutors who spoke on their own behalf or on behalf of public organizations.

    And what official delegation does he need in this case? Tsar of Crimea? Or the president of Donbass? The country was falling apart, as were its authorities, who could represent the people? So they were represented by "intercessors and public organizations". From time immemorial, the tsars listened to them in Russia, and Lenin even adopted this practice, like other Soviet leaders - ostentatiously, it is true, but still it was like "the voice of the people". But Stankevich and others like him were not interested. It was not part of their plans, so to speak. Or "not their level" ... So now they are chanting something about "the absence of official delegations" ... Abomination ... These personalities are sickening ... And they still feel nothing, Chubais, Stankevich , Kudrin, etc. They live in peace, they give interviews ... like Gorby ... Yeltsin is a Judas, if he hadn't died, he would have been a respected person too, I suppose ...
    A strange state, Russia. Some traitors are hanged, these are those who have nothing particularly happened with this betrayal. And others who have succeeded, live - do not grieve in wealth and honor ... Or monuments to them are grandiose ...
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 December 2019 22: 31
    0
    In general, 30 years have passed, and now you can fantasize (in favor of yourself, your beloved) freely (if only not to hurt the owners).
  8. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) 10 December 2019 22: 48
    0
    Crimea had to cede in exchange for nuclear weapons

    Baby talk of excuses, and the guy seems to be big.
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  10. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 11 December 2019 14: 02
    0
    To listen to these Stankevichs - do not respect yourself! As I see it on the screen, I immediately switch the TV channel. If others do so, then Soloviev and others will no longer invite these gentlemen so that the rating of their programs does not fall.
  11. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 11 December 2019 20: 56
    +1
    What nonsense. Ukraine gave nuclear weapons only after the Budapest memorandum, under pressure from the United States. And this is 1994. Again Stankevich breaches.