here and now (1999) 01/26/1999
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The program is dedicated to the forthcoming discussion in the Federation Council of the Russian-Ukrainian Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership.
Vadim Gustov declares support for the Treaty.
Georgiy Tikhonov is his opponent, does not support the new agreement, but talks about the existence of a treaty from 1990, which, according to him, has not yet exhausted itself.
Indicates that the interests of Russia in this Treaty are not taken into account.
Fragment of the interview with the Mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, who also speaks about the inadmissibility of ratifying the Treaty for our country, in connection with the status of Sevastopol, which, according to the mayor for the first time in history, can gain a foothold for Ukraine.
Tikhonov talks about Ukraine's unwillingness to cooperate with the CIS and that its sole purpose is to consolidate the Crimea and Sevastopol through this agreement.
According to Tikhonov, in the documents of the European Union, where Ukraine is striving to get, it is written that Crimea was transferred by Russia to the administrative administration of Ukraine.
The participants in the discussion recall the 1991 referendum that took place on the territory of the Crimea, following which the Crimean residents spoke not only of re-establishing autonomy but also of preserving the territory of the peninsula as part of a single state with Russia.
Telephone communication with the chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea Leonid Grach.
The issue is raised also that ratification of the treaty enables Ukraine to join NATO without hindrance.
Tikhonov proposes to conduct a survey among the inhabitants of the Crimea and find out on the territory of which state they want to live.
PersonnelGustov Vadim - First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Tikhonov George - Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs.