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The head of the European Commission Donald Tusk in absentia argued with Russian President Vladimir Putin, giving his assessment of the collapse of the Soviet Union. It placed the corresponding post on Twitter.
“The collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century. In Georgia today I want to say loud and clear: the collapse of the Soviet Union was a boon for Georgians, poles, Ukrainians and Central and Eastern Europe. And for Russians”, — stated in the message.
During the address to the Federal Assembly in 2005, Putin described the collapse of the Soviet Union as “greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the last century. According to him, tens of millions of compatriots found themselves outside of the country, for the Russian people was “a real drama”.
8 December 1991 the leaders of the republics-founders of the USSR, Boris Yeltsin (Russia), Leonid Kravchuk (Ukraine) and Stanislav Shushkevich (Belarus) in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha and signed the Belavezha agreement, which declared the termination of activity of the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). 25 December of the same year Mikhail Gorbachev announced the resignation of the USSR President.
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