Crimean authorities are ready to strengthen economical cooperation with self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic, after the parliamentary elections scheduled for November, amid Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s urge not recognize the results of these illegal elections.
Thus, Aksyonov announced he saw no prospects for constructive co-operation with Ukraine’s new parliament after parliamentary elections took place Oct 26.
“This membership instils no optimist in me. The presence of such individuals as [Radical Party leader Oleg] Lyashko in the parliament is nonsense for me. Thus ‘pitchfork’ populist is absolutely useless there,”- Aksyonov told TASS. “I so far see no position that would be constructive for Crimea.”
Aksyonov said he was certain that the new Ukrainian parliament poses no threat to Russia’s security. “I think we have enough levers to ensure security of Russia and Crimea,” the republic head said.
It should be noted, international community praised parliamentary elections in Ukraine, calling them most democratic elections ever held in Ukraine.