Press Secretary of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov denies plying in the press about the fact that Yanukovych sent a letter to Putin with a request to send troops to Ukraine, wrote on Thursday, March 16, the news Agency «Interfax».
«The fact that no letter is officially in the presidential administration were reported. No such document in the presidential administration were not recorded», – said Peskov in an interview with reporters.
Information about what the late Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, speaking at a meeting of the UN security Council, talked about the existence of such letter and that he is authorized to report on it, a Kremlin spokesman refused to comment: «I don’t know. I can only state the situation de facto and de jure, that is what I already said.»
The newspaper reminds that on March 4, 2014 at the meeting of the UN security Council, Russia’s permanent representative Vitaly Churkin said that Yanukovych had sent a written request to Putin to use Russian armed forces in Ukraine.
«As the legally elected President of Ukraine, appeal to President Putin asking him to use Russia’s Armed forces to restore legality in the territory of Ukraine» – quoted Churkin the phrase from the letter. According to him, appeal to the President of the Russian Federation dated March 1, 2014.