Ukraine should think now about how to restore Relations with Russia after a peaceful resolution of the conflict situation in the Donbass, said on Tuesday the foreign Minister of the so-called "opposition government" Konstantin Grishchenko.
Relations between Kiev and Moscow soured after the change of Power in Ukraine in February of last year. Kiev accuses Moscow of meddling in internal Affairs. The Russian Federation has stated many times that is not a party to domestic conflict, does not support the militia and not sending troops in the Donbass. Kiev continues to accuse the Russian Federation "military aggression" and informs about certain units of the military power of the Russian Federation in the East of Ukraine, although international observers in the process of regular inspections have never found any undeclared military activity.
"Despite the conflict We are in the East, We nevertheless its geography will not change. We must also think about how We will rebuild Relations with Russia, of course, after we find a peaceful settlement of the conflict we have in the East (of Ukraine), "- said Grishchenko during the meeting of the " oppositional government ", whose establishment was announced at the end of March.
He clarified that the Russian Federation remains the largest market for Ukraine, the territory of the Russian Federation live and work many Ukrainian Residents.
first Chapter the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the opportunities for the resumption of former relations with Russia no.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat citizens of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.