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Ukraine and Russia are not at war, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. On Wednesday, January 30, reports “Interfax”.
“Between Ukraine and Russia there is no war. There is a civil war in Ukraine. There are events in Ukraine, which provoked the authorities in Kiev”, — said Peskov, commenting on the words of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about the need for a “cold peace” with Moscow.
Peskov reminded that in Ukraine diskriminerad Russian companies and encroach on their property, “that really is not that other, as infringement of the property of foreign investors”. Press Secretary of the President pointed to the country’s restrictions on freedom of the media and freedom of expression, and endanger the life and security of Russian journalists. Moscow would like to “our bilateral relations have been free from such ugly manifestations,” added Sands.
Speaking on January 29 at the forum “From Cool to Brussels. We go our own way” in Kiev, Poroshenko said that Ukraine needs peace with Russia because the people of the country are tired of war. The President noted that the theme of war and peace will be a key for the upcoming presidential elections because “the people will choose not just the President but also the Supreme commander”.
On the same day, Poroshenko announced that he would again run for the presidency.
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 the status of Crimea and considers the Peninsula annexed by Russia.
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