Despite the fact that he has conducted hybrid war with Ukraine for almost a year, Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he excludes the possibility of a war with a neighboring country calling such a scenario as apocalyptic. He stated it on air of the TV channel Russia-1, Joinfo.ua reports.
"I think that this apocalyptic scenario is hardly possible, and I hope it will never happen," Putin said.
At the same time, he keeps repeating that the Ukrainian authorities should establish relations with the residents of south-eastern Ukraine.
"The leadership of such a large European country as Ukraine should return the country to normal life in the first place. It should fix the economy and social sphere, establish its relationship with the south-east of the country in a civilized manner, and ensure legitimate rights and interests of people living in the Donbas," Putin said.
In addition, Putin called the statement of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about the plans to return Crimea occupied by Russia, as a matter of "revanchist character."
Despite the evidence of Russian aggression in Ukraine, backed by a huge amount of evidence, the Kremlin continues to assert that Russia is not involved in the Donbas conflict.