Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the party “servant of the people” Irina Vereschuk recalled ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that he congratulated Vladimir Putin on Russia Day in 2014, when it was a military conflict in the Donbas. On Tuesday, July 7, according to “Strenia”.

Vereschuk Poroshenko argued on the talk show “Freedom of speech”. The former President demanded to see “the source” with his congratulations to Putin. Vereschuk claimed that this was reported by press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov. Poroshenko said that the official representative of the Kremlin “lying”.

“Strenia” recalls that on 12 June 2014, Poroshenko and Putin talked on the phone. As stated in the statement on the website of the Kremlin, Poroshenko informed Putin about his plan to resolve the situation in the South-East of Ukraine, and also congratulated him on the Day of Russia. Later Kiev was not denied this information. Poroshenko became President of Ukraine a few days before the phone call.

In 2014, part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions declared independence after the change of Central government in Ukraine as a result of mass anti-government protests. Kiev tried to retake the rebel region by force, and accuses Russia of occupation of these lands. Moscow rejects the claim.