The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said the right decision not to sever diplomatic relations with Russia, as, according to him, the Ukrainian "political prisoners" need diplomatic support.
"Well, let’s say, we broke off diplomatic relations with Russia in 2014. What country will take over the representation of our interests? Take Poland, relatively. We have hundreds of political prisoners, trials that must be visited. We have a Consulate General in Rostov-on-don, and the Consulate General of Poland in this city. Therefore, it is necessary to almost everything this approach. Politically, the dissolution of a relationship in 2014 would be the right gesture, I never denied. But legally, from the point of view of protecting the interests of its citizens <…> it would be a mistake. We have a limited diplomatic presence to protect the interests of Ukrainian citizens in Russia. I believe that the current configuration is the most balanced and effective," he said in an interview with "Commander".
The expert predicted the deterioration of Russian-Ukrainian relations
Relations between Russia and Ukraine has seriously deteriorated in 2014, after the coup in Kiev and the background of the situation in the Donbass. Ukraine officially called Russia the "aggressor", but does not break diplomatic relations — the Ukrainian foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that it does not support this idea, as it can have a negative impact on the citizens of Ukraine.
Russia charges Ukrainian side denies and calls unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Kiev overcame political and economic crisis.