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KHABAROVSK, June 07, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Federation Council, upper house, speaker has said Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko should make it clear that his country cannot overcome the crisis without Russia.
“Mr. Poroshenko’s illusions will disappear when he feels responsibility for the people and sees the world in a different light,” Valentina Matviyenko told TV Tsentr ‘s “Right to Know” social-political talk show on Saturday.
“One cannot like Russia, but it is impossible to resolve the political and economic crisis in Ukraine without Russia,” she said.
“The presidential elections in Ukraine don’t correspond to international standards in full. There are certain problems,” Matviyenko said.
However, she said, “We respect the Ukrainian people’s choice. We’re ready for talks.”
“We’ll hold negotiations and we’ll meet,” Matviyenko said, adding, “Artillery fire is inacceptable for such meetings and talks.”
“We’ll insist Ukraine terminate the punitive operation,” she said.
“The return of Mikhail Zurabov is Russia’s good will,” Valentina Matviyenko told.
Zurabov was recalled from Ukraine at the end of February 2014. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told Itar-Tass that the decision to return the ambassador had been taken after the presidential elections in Ukraine.
Also Matviyenko has said the latest meetings between President Vladimir Putin and the heads of European states prove that Europe and the world take into account Russia’s opinion.
“After the visit to Normandy by the Russian president the political climate in Europe is starting to improve. It only seems that European politicians are blind and deaf,” Valentina Matviyenko told.
“Everyone seeks to meet that is why priority issues cannot be resolved without Russia and the Russian president,” she said.
“There is no isolation. International cooperation continues. Common sense prevails and it is impossible to isolate Russia,” Matviyenko said.