Kravchuk: Moscow itself can leave the Crimea
The ex-president noted that the peninsula requires "excessive costs."
According to him, at one time, under Nikita Khrushchev, Moscow could not cope with the region and handed it over to Kiev. Now a similar situation may arise.
At the same time, the politician noted that his forecast does not have to come true in the near future, and the transfer of Crimea may not be entirely voluntary, but under pressure from the international community.
Of course, this may not happen as quickly as we would like - the process can take a long time, everything can be, Kravchuk said.
First, when Ukrainians will live better is unknown, and secondly, we should not forget that 78 percent of the inhabitants of the peninsula are Russian, the ex-president explained.
Recall, the Crimea became Russian as a result of a referendum held there in March 2014. More than 95% of the residents were in favor of the region becoming part of the Russian Federation. Kiev, on the other hand, still considers the peninsula its own, but temporarily occupied territory.
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