Sergey Labrutto: Press service of the MFA of Russia / RIA Novosti
Russia wanted to exchange ambassadors with Ukraine. That Moscow will not be against the exchange, said the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, interview with him published on Monday, February 10, “the Russian newspaper”.
According to the Minister, diplomatic relations between Russia and Ukraine were curtailed at the initiative of Kyiv. Lavrov added that Russia is not against the resumption of contacts. He also reminded that the Ukrainian side is Recalling its Ambassador and threatened to break off relations. The Minister said that Moscow will support the possible decision of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to return ambassadors.
The Minister said that even in the current conditions Russia and Ukraine are tied to the economy, transport, humanitarian Affairs and family relations. He criticized the barriers imposed to air traffic, railway and just to socialize. “Someone went to the Crimea, and all the people removed from the list of those with whom Ukrainians can not to shake hands, and even to meet”, — said the Minister. Lavrov called this situation savagery and national radicalism of ultramonline.
Lavrov also said that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko met in person once, on the Normandy summit in Paris in December 2019.
Video, photo All from Russia.