Ex-President Viktor Yanukovych handed over the Crimea and all Ukraine of the Russian Federation consciously and deliberately.
This was stated by the former head of the security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaichenko during his testimony as a witness in the Obolon district court of Kyiv on the case of treason Yanukovych, writes Interfax-Ukraine.
“Passed and the Crimea and Ukraine, Yanukovych consciously. The pressure from the Russian Federation it was not” – he said.
Nalyvaychenko noted that with the election of Yanukovych as President of Ukraine in 2010 it was restored close cooperation of intelligence services of Ukraine and Russia that became the basis for future aggression of Russia against Ukraine.
The former head of the SBU also said that he gave to the Prosecutor evidence of his arrival in Ukraine in winter 2013-2014, a minimum of three groups of high-ranking representatives of the Russian FSB.