Gorbachev promised not to go to Ukraine

Ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is planning to travel to Ukraine. He stated this in an interview with “RIA Novosti”, commenting on the proposal of the Ukrainian deputies to ban him from entering the country.

“Well, I do not go there and will not go”, — he told, answering a question of Agency. “I have all these squabbles do not get even”, — said the politician.

He noted that he also plans to soon go to the Crimea. “We’ll live till Monday before, and better before that year,” he said, responding to a reporter’s question.

The day before, 22 may, Gorbachev in an interview with The Sunday Times said that the correct reading Vladimir Putin’s decision on annexation of Crimea to Russia. According to him, in a similar situation he would have done exactly the same. “I’m always for the free will of the people, and the majority in the Crimea want to reunite with Russia”, — said the ex-President.

After that the adviser to the interior Minister, Verkhovna Rada Deputy Anton Gerashchenko has addressed with the statement to the head of the SBU (security Service of Ukraine) and Minister for foreign Affairs with a proposal to Gorbachev to ban entry to the territory of Ukraine.

Crimea became part of Russia in the spring of 2014 after a referendum, the majority of which voted for joining the Crimea to Russia. In Ukraine, this step is called contrary to international law, Moscow has rejected these allegations.