Polish ex-foreign minister claims Putin wanted to divide Ukraine with Poland


Ex-Foreign Minister of Poland, the current speaker of the Polish parliament, Radoslaw Sikorski, has already denied the validity of his words about Russian President's alleged proposal to divide Ukraine. According to Sikorski, some of the statements made in an interview with Politico, were "misinterpreted."

"The interview with Politico was not authorized. Some of my words were misinterpreted," Sikorski tweeted.

Earlier, US-based publication Politico published an article titled "Putin Coup." The article containing an interview with Sikorski, in which he said that in 2008, Vladimir Putin offered Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to divide Ukraine.

"He wanted us to become participants in this partition of Ukraine ... This was one of the first things that Putin said to my prime minister, Donald Tusk, when he visited Moscow."

"He (Putin) went on to say Ukraine is an artificial country and that Lwow is a Polish city and why don't we just sort it out together," Sikorski was quoted as saying in the interview dated Oct. 19.

Meanwhile, Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov called this article "rubbish." "Firstly, we are not familiar with the work of this publication well. In general, this information looks like rubbish," said Peskov.

Noteworthy, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin, during the meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Poroshenko in Milan, said that Russia did not want the "divided Ukraine."

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