President of Russia Vladimir Putin said to ex-head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev that Ukraine had withdrawn from USSR not quite legitimately. Jemilev said this to Ukrainian journalists after his phone talk with Putin in Moscow, according to UNIAN.
The talk took place with the assistance of ex-president of republic of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaymiyev and lasted about 30 minutes. Jemilev and Putin reached an agreement to continue talks in case of necessity.
"I told Putin that the most important issue is the territorial integrity of our country, because its violation is violation of the agreement, which is signed by the guarantor countries - the U.S., Britain and Russia in 1994 in exchange for our renunciation from nuclear weapons. I told him about possible consequences if it is violated, including the fact that that anyone will not trust such arrangement, and there will be an intention of each country that has financial capacity to acquire its own nuclear weapons, and Ukraine will not be an exception, "- said Jemilev .
“Speaking about this topic – territorial integrity of Ukraine – Putin noted the issue that self-proclamation of independent Ukraine did not quite correspond to the Soviet norms that stipulated withdrawal procedure from the USSR structure”, - emphasized Jemilev.