8 Nov 2017 14:50

Possible adoption of Ukraine's law breaking off diplomatic relations with Russia to complicate things, harm people's interests - Peskov

MOSCOW. Nov 8 (Interfax) - The Verkhovna Rada's possible adoption of a law, which will lead to the severing of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia, will complicate the Donbas settlement process and harm people's interests in both countries, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"No doubt, this is a sovereign affair of Ukraine, which has made numerous decisions in recent years with the most negative implications for the settlement of the conflict in the country's southeast. Perhaps, if this decision is made, it will be an additional factor complicating the situation and, most importantly, harming the interests of people in Ukraine itself and in Russia," Peskov told a press conference on Wednesday.

Peskov declined to say which country could represent Russia's interests in Ukraine should diplomatic relations be severed.

"Any guesswork would hardly be appropriate. Relevant decisions will be made if something happens," he said.