Vladimir Putin quotes RIA News:
And we love Ukraine, and the Ukrainian people, indeed, I consider it fraternal, if not one, not part of the Russian people, although Russian nationalists do not like it, and Ukrainian, but this is my point of view. Sooner or later this will happen - unification - in the sense of not interstate unification, but unification in terms of restoring relations. The sooner the better - we will do everything for this.
According to Vladimir Putin, both Moscow and Kiev need to re-establish ties. At the same time, the president transparently hinted that there are forces in whose interests this kind of restoration is not at all.
Let's go back to the constructive, substantive, substantive, as diplomats say, dialogue. We are ready, we will do it with pleasure, and the sooner the better. We do not need any conflicts on our borders.