‘All these talks about us failing to protect our own citizens in Russia sound a bit put-on. Remember how many people we managed to rescue from the Russian captivity? Not many…quite few, actually. As a matter of fact, the break of diplomatic relations doesn’t mean that the consular affairs are over. Consuls will stay in the country – the aggressor country – and do their best to assist the Ukrainian citizens there’, ex-foreign minister Volodymyr Ogryzko said.
Previously, Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev surmised that Russia could initiate the break of diplomatic relations with Ukraine over the crisis in Crimea.