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MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. The president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with RBC television channel on Sunday he is confident Ukraine’s recognizing of Crimea’s Russian status and improvement of friendly relations between Moscow and Kiev are not of importance under the current political conditions.
"From the point of view of our current reality, the position and status of Crimea as a region of the Russian Federation is not that important, as it is unlikely to change whenever," he said in response to a question when Ukraine could recognize Crimea as a Russian region and when it could improve relations with Russia.
The press secretary said despite all disputes between the countries, Russia does not have prejudices against the Ukrainian people, and Ukraine remains an important country both politically, economically and socially.
"Of course, Ukraine is extremely important to us both in the inter-state relations, and in the economic and in humanitarian aspects. It cannot be overestimated, it is important to now, despite all the costs of the situation, in which we found ourselves together with Ukraine. Though Russia has never ever had any prejudices against the Ukrainians, I hope they will never be," the president’s press secretary said.