The Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak has commented on the words of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin, who stated she may have “political schizophrenia”.
“The lawless annexation of the Crimea on March 17, 2014 is one of the most acute problems in Russia, and my civic duty is to do everything to bring a solution to this problem. That’s why I consider it necessary for me to implement impeccably the laws of Ukraine with respect to this territory” she explained.
Sobchak stressed that her letter pointed to the lack of plans to conduct election campaigning in the Crimea. She had asked the Ukrainian authorities for permission to visit the Crimea – but it is assumed, it was for the purposes of election campaigning.
“I am one of the few Russian politicians who openly declares that the events of March 2014 are a gross violation of international law, I support the withdrawal of Russian armed forces from the Donbass and the solution of the Crimean problem within the framework of international norms. It is all the more surprising, the reply to my letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavel Klimkin, a native of the [Russian] city of Kursk, who refused my request, accusing me of “political schizophrenia.”
Sobchak noted in her address that the Ukrainian authorities “benefit from the occupation of the Crimea and the war in the Donbass,” and that they “are actually acting in the interests of [Vladimir] Putin, the People’s Democratic Republic of DPR and LPR.”
“Which of us has schizophrenia?” she concluded.