Ex-PM of Ukraine reveals that Manafort worked for the interests of US, not Ukraine


November 8 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 
Politnavigator – by Inessa Sinchougova 

The Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, (2010 – 2014) has today in Moscow spoken in defense of American political adviser, Paul Manafort, who for a long time advised the Ukrainian government, and is now under charges in the United States.

“I was amazed when formal charges were brought against Manafort, whom I have known for many years personally, met dozens of times, talked for hours. And when they tell me that this man is accused of plotting against the US and pursuing a hostile policy against the US – it’s just some kind of absurdity. He did not take one step when he worked in Ukraine, where he did not consult with the American ambassador.

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He is an expert on electoral technology – back then I was leading an election campaign. We had serious differences though – he suggested putting in writing that Ukraine aspires to be a member of NATO. I told him: “Listen, Paul, do not say such nonsense. We have our own voters, and our voters do not need this.”  Then he went behind the scenes and tried through others.

But, I repeat once again, when a man like Manafort is called an “enemy of the United States,” this indicates a unique paranoia. If he hadn’t worked for 2 months as the head of Trump’s campaign, no-one would remember Manafort.” 

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