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Klimkin: Ukraine is lost for Russia

"We will not find a common language with today's Russia."

Klimkin: Ukraine is lost for Russia
Photo: Photo: Max Trebukhov

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated that Russia had lost Ukraine over its aggression.

"Let's be honest, Ukraine is lost for Russia, at least for Russia as we know it now," Klimkin said at the VIII National Expert Forum by Gorshenin Institute on 28 November.

"I'm not a futurist, I do not know what happens in 100 years. Maybe there'll be a different world with different rules. All I know is that for our generation and the generation to come, Russia will not be a reasonable future for Ukraine. Not for two years, not three, not five - Russia is lost. I remember a discussion ten years ago: East or West? Or maybe both? Or shall we manoeuvre for a while. It's all over now," Klimkin said.

The minister is sure that Ukraine will find mutual understanding with Poland, Hungary, and Romania.

"But let's be honest, we will not find a common language with today's Russia, " Klimkin said.