Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, archive photo
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov does not consider the important issue of the timing of the restoration of friendly relations between Ukraine and Russia. He stated this in an interview with RBC.
“I don’t think someone will be able to give such predictions (regarding the restoration of friendly relations with Ukraine – ed.). This is the first. And the second, from the point of view of our current reality, status of the Crimea as a region of the Russian Federation, it is not so important, because it is unlikely that it will ever change,”- said Peskov.
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This Peskov said that relations with Ukraine have played an important role in the political and economic life of Russia.
“Of course, Ukraine is extremely important for us important for us in terms of interstate relations, it is important for us in economic terms, it is important in humanitarian terms. You know that blended families, and family relations, and so on and so forth. It is difficult to overestimate, it is important still, despite all the costs that the situation in which we got together with Ukraine. Quickly go through this pain will not work. Although, as you probably see, and as you know, in Russia there is no prejudice against the Ukrainians was not there and, I hope, will not” – said Peskov.
Note, Peskov also said that Putin has no regrets about the reunion with the Crimea and would do it again.
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