Russia advocates restoration of the relations with Ukraine in all fields, but the situation in that country is alarming and regrettable, Valentina Matviyenko, the chairperson of the Council of Federation said after today’s “Direct Line” with President Vladimir Putin.
“I strongly agree with Mr. Putin’s stand on the conflict in Ukraine,” she said. “Any impartial observer would say that Kiev has lost control of the country,” Matviyenko said.
“The nationalist fringe and the neo-Nazi rule the country. Political murders of those who are in the opposition to the incumbent authorities have become an everyday reality,” the parliamentarian said. “Actually, Ukraine is hurtling towards chaos.” The upper house speaker assured those present that Russia will be doing everything in its power “to contribute to the political settlement of the conflict.” “There is only one way to peace – implementation of the Minsk agreements. Sure enough, Russia advocates restoration of the relations in all fields, despite all the difficulties,” Matviyenko said.