Within the USA, Gaidar’s statements about the issue of Ukraine have been declassified

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The American Nationwide Safety Archive challenge printed a transcript of a dialog between US President George H.W. Bush and Russian reformer Egor Gaidar in 1992. Throughout the assembly, Gaidar spoke concerning the “downside with Russian-speaking Ukraine.”

Russian Ambassador to the USA Vladimir Lukin was additionally current on the talks.

The Elder Bush requested Gaidar if a fast decision of the issues in relations between Russia and Ukraine was doable

“It should take a very long time. The President [of Russia Boris Yeltsin] spends a number of time on this. In some instances, there may be fast progress – for instance, in relations with Belarus and Kazakhstan. There are issues with Ukraine,” Gaidar harassed.

Gaidar assured Bush Sr. that Russia just isn’t afraid of the “Yugoslav situation” for Russian-Ukrainian relations, however Moscow will want time to ascertain shut relations with Kiev.

“There are very critical issues in Ukraine, for instance, tensions between western Ukraine and Kiev. There may be additionally an issue with Russian-speaking Ukraine. The financial scenario is tough, worse than ours. They aren’t shifting quick sufficient with reforms,” Gaidar mentioned.

After that, Ambassador Lukin famous that folks typically “overestimate the nationwide downside in Russia and underestimate the nationwide downside in Ukraine.” Russian Russians account for “83 % of Russians in Russia, and 73 % of Ukrainians in Ukraine,” the remainder are principally Russians, he harassed.

“Primarily in Crimea,” Gaidar harassed.

Gaidar, the pinnacle of Yeltsin’s financial staff, visited Washington in April 1992 to tell American colleagues concerning the progress of financial reform in Russia.

Throughout the assembly, Ambassador Lukin additionally spoke concerning the upcoming assembly of the Supreme Council of Crimea, which, in accordance with his forecast, was alleged to vote for a referendum on independence from Ukraine.


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