: :inin Kyiv (EET)

MFA says provocation with Poroshenko-Atambayev ”phone call” aimed at hindering initiative at UN on Crimea

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry believes that a Wednesday provocation around President Poroshenko`s telephone conversation with his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev involving an alleged prank is aimed at disrupting Ukraine`s promotion of a UN resolution on human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Crimea, Press-Secretary of the Foreign Ministry Mariana Betza told in her comments to UNIAN.

”The president of Ukraine has planned a number of telephone conversations in order to promote the UN draft resolution on human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Crimea, including a conversation with President Atambayev,” she said.

”Information about the pre-planned provocation, published in the media, is now being verified by both Ukrainian and Kyrgyz parties. In particular, this was agreed by the ministers of foreign affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and Ukraine during a recent telephone conversation,” said Betza.

”Now we are verifying all circumstances, including the technical ones. At the same time it is already clear that such actions are intended to prevent promotion by Ukraine at the UN of an important initiative on Crimea,” said the MFA representative.

As reported earlier, on November 2, information appeared on the official website of the president of Ukraine about the telephone conversation between President Poroshenko and President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev.

At the same time, the administration of the Kyrgyz president later denied the fact that such conversation had been held, adding that there might have been some kind of a prank involved.


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