Sentor Gorbachev about last attempt to preserve USSR

Commander of the First President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbacheva Viktor Mironenko, who in 1986-1990 was the first secretary of the Central Committee of the WHCRM, from 1988 to 1990 – a member of the CPSU Central Committee, and from 1989 to 1991 – the People’s Deputy of the USSR, called the reasons for the failure The last attempt to preserve the Soviet Union. He told about it in an interview with

According to him, the main responsibility lies in Russian politicians and the leaders of the RSFSR, and in particular – on Boris Yeltsin. “Wines lies on the then Ukrainian leadership – more precisely, personally at Leonid Kravchuk,” the interlocutor “” was added.

Mironenko said that in August 1991, shortly before the performance of the GCCP, Kravchuk told Gorbachev that he would not sign a new Union Treaty, because he had the decision of the Supreme Council of Ukraine not to do this “before autumn.”

“That is, by that time, the collusion between Yeltsin and Kravchuk had already taken place, Gorbachev understood this. In fact, this act of Kravchuk predetermined a catastrophe that occurred at the end of 1991,” he concluded.