The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has published fragments of recordings of the Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Sergey Glazyev’s telephone conversations, which testify to his participation in organization of the secessionist acts in Crimea and other regions of Ukraine.
A part of the published conversations is about formation of the separatist government of Crimea in February 2014 and organizing the so-called “referendum” on the status of the peninsula.
On February 27 Glazyev was chatting with the Director of the Institute of CIS countries Konstantin Zatulin on personnel filling the self-proclaimed Crimean “authorities”. Glazyev said that “people on the streets” (participants of the pro-Russian actions — ed.) did not trust the Russian protégé Sergey Aksenov and might go home; that therefore it was necessary to take into account their interests when forming the Crimean “government”. “The guys on the street must be allowed to delegate their representatives in this executive power… Otherwise they will let it all hang out and go home,” said Glazyev. Zatulin replied that the next day he was going to visit Crimea and would try to “dip in this process, as deep as possible.”
Among others financial matters are addressed in another one conversation between Glazyev and Zatulin dated February 28, 2014. Zatulin complains that he is not provided with funds to finance the separatists, and he has to meet their needs out of pocket. “I have slowed down, because I have not clinched the financial matter yet, and finally I am alone face to face with these commitments,” he says and adds that small amounts have been paid by him. “I have here four requests for 50 thousands, signed by Chaly,” says Zatulin, having in mind the self-proclaimed “Mayor” of Sevastopol Aleksey Chaly.
On the recording from March 6, 2014 Glazyev was calling Aksenov and commenting on the questions for the so-called “referendum”. This was met by Aksenov that the issue had been already gone into with other Moscow curators.
“The colleagues are already working there, five teams of your countrymen from different organizations, they have brought the finished materials including coordinated with the State Duma, in the context of the State Duma’s adoption of the relevant regulations,” meets the separatist.
It is remarkable, but Aksenov had not yet identified himself with Russians at that time and called them “your countrymen” in conversation with the Kremlin bureaucrat.