Medvedev said that Russia may break diplomatic relations with Ukraine “if the other option left”

The head of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said that “if no other option left, the severance of diplomatic relations with Ukraine is not excluded. About it reports it “TASS”.

“I wouldn’t want it to end, but if other options to influence the situation will not remain the President of such decision, probably, can make,” - said Medvedev. “The final decision is the President who conducts the foreign policy agenda of the country,” he said.

We will remind that today morning, sources in Moscow and Kiev said about the complication of diplomatic relations. So, “Izvestia” citing a source in the Russian foreign policy circles, wrote that Russia is considering the possibility of rupture of diplomatic relations with Ukraine because of the incident in the Crimea.

The publication writes that one of the options response may be closing the Russian diplomatic mission in Ukraine and the withdrawal of all diplomatic staff of the Embassy. Note that the Russian Ambassador in Ukraine and failed to agree. In late July, after the dismissal of the Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, charge d’affaires of Russia in Ukraine was Sergei Toropov. Later Russia asked Kiev prior consent to the appointment of Mikhail Babich, the Russian Ambassador to the Ukraine, but was refused.

In Kyiv told about the possibility of introducing a visa regime with Russia.

10 August, Russia has accused Ukraine of preparing a terrorist attack in the occupied Crimea. The FSB also announced the elimination of a secret network of Ukrainian intelligence in the Peninsula. In General staff believe that the statements about alleged FSB attempt to break the APU in the Crimea may be an information part of anti-terrorist exercises of the Russian Federation. The defense Ministry statement, the FSB described as an attempt to justify Russia’s aggression in Crimea. President Petro Poroshenko called cynical Russian accusations of Ukraine of preparing attacks in the Crimea. The Ukrainian foreign Ministry condemned the Russian charges, and called them the next provocation.

Note that according to many experts, a provocation arranged by Russian special services in the Crimea, can be used for the escalation of the situation in the Crimea and in the Donbass, and also to Russia had the opportunity to walk away from the negotiations in the “Norman format.”

On 11 August the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has instructed all security agencies to bring into full combat readiness of the forces on the border with the Crimea, and on the demarcation line in the Donbas.