"Ukraine will not trade its citizens, territory, and sovereignty," - Iryna Herashchenko on Zeman's statement about Crimea

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This was announced by first deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, member of Ukrainian PACE delegation Iryna Herashchenko on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"A terribly cynical address of Czech President Zeman at the PACE session, who was promoting Putin, urged to lift sanctions immediately because they do not work and affect the EU, not Russia. And he gave a piece of advice to Ukraine... to negotiate financial or oil and gas compensation with Russia for stolen Crimea... Ukraine will not trade its citizens, territory, sovereignty, and dignity. They are not for sale," Herashchenko wrote.

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The politician went on to call Zeman "anti-Havel" and said "it's so sad to see complete political decaying." She added she was sorry for the Czech delegation "which felt embarrassed and uncomfortable under this flow of no principles and no moral."

Herashchenko wrote she was even more saddened by applause by several Europeans during Zeman's speech, as well as comments about his insightfulness and wisdom.

Earlier, Czech President Milos Zeman said in Strasbourg on Tuesday in his address to members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe that the loss of Crimea is a 'fait accompli' and proposed to settle the issue with Russia's payments to Ukraine.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n458705