Yatsenyuk on granting the Russian loan: There is no such thing as a free lunch
Russian The Head of Russia Vladimir Putin funded 15 billion to Ukraine as a gratitude for not signing the Association Agreement with the EU, said the leader of the «Batkivshchyna» Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The leader called the actions of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych «wrong». «Yanukovych has exchanged the European values on the Russian money», said Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a press conference in Kyiv. The politician believes that between the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine there are hidden agreement, otherwise why Russia allocated $ 15 billion of national funds of the National Wealth Fund, and offered its gas in one-and-a half times cheaper. «Russia will generously pay for having an opportunity to put pressure upon the post-Soviet countries. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Perhaps the entry of Ukraine into the Customs Union will follow», said Yatsenyuk.
The Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the Federation Council today, stressed that inter-state agreements are mutually beneficial. «The government of Russia has supported Ukraine during the economic crisis, while Europe openly required of Ukraine signing the Agreement, ignoring its sovereign right to choose», said Lavrov.