Crimea is Ukrainian territory, not bargaining chip – Hryniv
Leader of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction Ihor Hryniv considers any initiatives for the transfer of Ukrainian territory under rent to the country-occupier unacceptable, the press service of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc party Solidarity said.
"We have a valid constitution and one doesn't need to invent things that are contrary to the Constitution of Ukraine. Crimea is Ukrainian territory. We do not sell our land and are not going to give anything for rent. Crimea is Ukrainian territory and the invaders should leave it," Hryniv said.
"This is not simply a private initiative. This initiative, unfortunately, was commenced by Victor Pinchuk as well. But he is a businessman, not a politician, whom we can somehow forgive such errors or statements, but we mustn't forgive such political illiteracy to a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada," he said.
He noted the inadmissibility of consideration of this issue exclusively in a pragmatic plane, for example, to discuss options for how much money it is possible to rent out Crimea.