: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Sikorski retracts his statement on Ukraine’s division

It turned out that during former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s visit to Moscow in 2008 there was no bilateral meeting between Tusk and Vladimir Putin, during which the Russian leader offered the Polish premier to divide Ukraine.
This was stated by Marshal of the Sejm, former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, Ukrinform’s correspondent in Poland reported.
“My memory deceived me, because after the checks it turned out that there was no bilateral meeting between Putin and Tusk in Moscow,” Sikorski said, apologizing that he put former Prime Minister Donald Tusk in an “awkward situation.”
Sikorski said that U.S. writer Ben Judah, who published this information in an interview with him in the Politico magazine, “exaggerated” some allegations, in particular, using the word “offer” in the context of Putin’s inclining Tusk to divide Ukraine.
Earlier, Sikorski said in an interview with Politico and later with Polish online news site Wyborcza.pl that the Russian president’s offer to the Polish premier to “join the division of Ukraine and send their troops there” took place during their bilateral meeting in Moscow in 2008.

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