Russia was not invited Ukrainian experts at a security conference in the capital of Russia, Kiev focused on resolving the conflict in the Southeast of the country, said Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov.
before the Russian defense Ministry has decided not to invite Ukrainian colleagues to the international conference on security issues in the capital of Russia, which took place from 16 to 17 April.
As Antonov told in the interview that Russia is ready to share experiences and to hear the position of Kiev on the next conference after the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine will be allowed.
"I really hope that the conflict in Ukraine will be resolved only by peaceful means, and Ukrainian specialists will be able to participate in the capital conference in subsequent years and to share their experiences," said the Deputy Minister.
according to his statement, the Russian leadership did not want to put themselves or their colleagues in dependence on the ongoing event and allowed the official representatives of Kiev to focus all their attention on a more pressing issue for peace settlement in southeastern Ukraine.