The deputy administration of the Ukrainian president, Dmitry Shymkiv, sharply criticized the Russian president Vladimir Putin, who tried to give Russia a Ukrainian history in France.
Recall, at a joint press conference with the President of France, Putin called the “Russian” Prince of Kiev Yaroslav the Wise and his daughter Anna, who later became the French queen. His words caused a storm of indignation in Ukraine.
Dmitry Shmykiv, deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, also criticized Putin. “My dear French friends, Russian President Putin tried … to deceive you. Anna Kievskaya, the queen of France – from Kiev, and not from Moscow (at that time Moscow did not even exist), “wrote the Ukrainian in Facebook.
He also clarified that “the famous Rheims Gospel, which was used during the coronations of the French kings, was originally Anna’s own book from the famous library of Yaroslav the Wise, her father, the Grand Duke of Kiev.”