MOSCOW, September 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s leaders are beginning to understand that no one needs a war but the part of war is still very strong in that country, Sergei Ivanov, the chief of the Kremlin administration said an interview with the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily that will be published on Monday.
“I think that (Ukrainian) President Poroshenko too is beginning to realize that he does not need a war to the bitter end, i.e. to the last Ukrainian,” he said. “The agreements that were reached have made it possible to suspend combat operations, although peace is still very fragile.”
“The party of war in Ukraine is still there, it is very strong but I hope a striving for peace, simply common sense, will get the upper hand,” he said.
The Kremlin administration head noted that a package of laws that gave a chance for the settlement of the conflict in southeastern Ukraine had already been passed. “I believe it will give an impetus to the peace dialogue,” Ivanov said. “In any case, the Ukrainian authorities will have to do a titanic work and I don’t know how many years it will take. But these are Ukraine’s tasks, not Russia’s.”
He said had regular daily, “sometimes several time a day,” telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Borsi Lozhkin. “A great deal of coordination is needed to implement the Minsk agreements,” Ivanov said. “Each one of us, of course, fulfills the will of his superiors but in terms of human relations we have normal working contacts, a dialogue.