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Responsibility for events in Ukraine completely on extremists, Dmitry Peskov says

The position of the Russian president is to wait for the soonest settlement of situation, the presidential spokesperson added

MOSCOW, February 19. /ITAR-TASS/. All responsibility for the current unrest in Ukraine lies squarely on the extremists, Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has said.

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“Everything that has been published about the contents of the conversation is not true,” Peskov said.

“The Russian president did not give any advice before and is not giving advises to his Ukrainian colleague on what to do. And he does not intend to advise him in the future,” Peskov added.

The presidential spokesperson said that Moscow was maintaining a dialogue with all civilized political forces in Ukraine.

In reply to journalists’ question about extending a second loan tranche he said: "I cannot say anything on the issue yet."

"Obviously, in the situation when extremists stage what is happening in Ukraine, settlement of this situation is the top priority," Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated.