President, Nazarbaevu: Mikhail Klimentyev / RIA Novosti
Russia and its President Vladimir Putin has no desire to “grab” a part of Ukraine, because Russia is the largest country in the world. About this channel “Russia 24” said the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the video is available on YouTube.
“Putin, Russia has no desire to grab a piece of Ukraine from the East. Why? Russia is the biggest in the world”, — said the Kazakhstani leader. In this regard, Nazarbayev also recalled the statement of former President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, who said that “Russia is a continent pretending to be a country, a civilization that pretends to be a nation.”
Nazarbayev expressed hope that in 2019 the problems in relations of Russia and Ukraine will be resolved. “I will not hide, for Ukraine too. I studied there (Nazarbaev graduated from a vocational school in Dneprodzerzhinsk (Kamenskoe now) — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), I know Ukrainians, I have friends still survived. The people, as they say, our. We understand each other, and the soul understand one and sing the same songs, the same jokes, the conversations we have. I really want to restore the relationships that were in Russia and Ukraine. So, with all of us,” — said the President of Kazakhstan.
Relations between Moscow and Kiev deteriorated in early 2014 on the background of the conflict in the Donbass and Crimea became part of Russia. Ukrainian authorities believe the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s Republic, which controls part of the territories in the East, occupied territories of Russia. Moreover, Kyiv does not recognize the legitimate referendum on secession of Crimea from Ukraine and considers the Peninsula Russia annexed the territory.
Video, photo All from Russia.