Russia has a historic right to make demands regarding Ukraine, said a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Sergei Tsekov, commenting on the statement by the head of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky that no one can do anything “to demand an independent Ukrainian state.” The Senator noted that Russia is the only country in the world that can claim his neighbour.

“Ukraine as a state was held by Russia”, — quotes the Senator, RIA “Novosti”. Tsekov stressed that Russia has always defended, expanded and developed Ukraine. “The entire South-East of modern Ukraine and the Western part is what she got after, and because of the reunification with Russia”, — said the Senator.

Tsekov rebuked Zelensky that he dissembles, saying the country’s independence, as the authorities freely carry out any requirements of the United States and the European Union. The conviction Tsekova, Ukraine will become a democratic state only in the case. if you will listen to Russia.

Earlier Dmitry Kozak, the Deputy head of the presidential administration, who spoke at the meeting “channel four”, said that Russia wants Ukraine to prepare draft amendments to the Constitution on decentralization, as foreseen in the Minsk agreement. The statement of the Kozak provoked a strong reaction in the office of the Ukrainian President. Zelensky advised everyone “to work on the rhetoric,” recalls Nation News.