SIMFEROPOL, March 8 – RIA Novosti. The head of the working group on international legal issues at the permanent representation of Crimea under the President of the Russian Federation, Alexander Molokhov, called Kiev's statement about a possible break in diplomatic relations with Moscow as a path to nowhere.
Earlier, the former Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, Valeriy Chaly, said that Kiev needs to be ready to sever diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation.
“All this talk about severing diplomatic relations is the road to nowhere. The X hour is now coming in Kiev, and various madmen have launched an offensive in the vain hope of cutting the umbilical cord still connecting Ukraine with Russia with blunt scissors,” Molokhov told RIA Novosti.
According to him, in this situation, it remains only to believe in the common sense of ordinary people.
Relations between Moscow and Kiev have deteriorated against the background of the situation in Donbass. The Ukrainian authorities have previously repeatedly accused Russia of interfering in the country's internal affairs. In January 2015, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a statement in which the Russian Federation is called the “aggressor country”. Russia denies the accusations of the Ukrainian side and calls them unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict and is interested in Kiev overcoming the political and economic crisis.