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Lavrov Comments On Russian Relations With Ukraine
December 25, 2014 14:31


(Source: http://kostroma.er.ru/news)

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov thinks that Ukraine  is still a Union State of Russia, as “Interfax” reports. According to his words, “it is impossible for Russia and Ukraine to break up”.

“We are bound by centuries: history, economy, geography, culture and civilization values, we are connected by close family ties” – Lavrov clarified. The Minister expressed the hope that “the Ukrainian people will want to recover their consent through national reconciliation, through the unity of all parts of Ukraine, not only on the basis of the dictate of one ideology reigning in Kiev, but on the basis of a compromise and of building truly equal relations between regions”. Lavrov believes that after this the attitude of Ukraine to Russia will be ultimately positive.

The Russian Foreign Minister stressed that Russia is doing more than anyone else to resolve the situation in Ukraine. “We are talking extremely frankly, when they say that we started a war. But if we are the aggressors, then why do we accept refugees, why did we create temporary accommodation centres in Rostov Oblast and other regions of the country that were recognized exemplary by the UN?” – Lavrov asked rhetorical questions. In the Minister’s opinion, the Western countries play up to the aspirations of Kiev to join NATO in order to keep the crisis in Ukraine and heat up the confrontation Kiev with Moscow.

However, according to Lavrov, the idea of Ukraine joining NATO is a danger not only for the people of this country, but also for the entire system of European security. The political crisis in Ukraine has lasted since November of 2013. Then the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign an agreement on association with the European Union. After the shift of power in the country and the February clashes on Maidan, the Crimea joined Russia, and the supporters of federalization announced the creation of Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics.

The possible cooperation of Kiev with NATO was actively discussed in the Ukrainian political circles even during the presidency of Viktor Yushchenko (2005-2010 years). His successor, Viktor Yanukovych, on the contrary, stood for the preservation of a non-aligned status. After the violent shift of power in Ukraine in February of 2014 Kiev resumed the discussion of the forms of interaction with NATO. The relations NATO-Russia have sharply deteriorated because of the crisis in Ukraine. In April 2014 the organization took the decision to suspend any civil and military cooperation with Moscow.
 

Sources: http://lenta.ru http://www.rbc.ru 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Lavrov Russia International    

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