Ukrainian deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze was invited to Al Jazeera to speak about the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the situation in Russian-annexed Crimea, the outlet reported.
She reminded that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is dragging into its fifth year in the eastern Donbas region, following Russia's annexation of Crimea.
'More than 10,000 people have been killed there since 2014 and casualties continue to pile up. With Russia and its proxies still in control of Crimea and the Donbas region, is the government of Ukraine losing this war?' the anchorman asked.
'It's totally the opposite... Ukraine is winning by securing worldwide support,' Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze replied.
When asked about some of the far-right militia that are helping in the fight against Russia, such as the Azov Battalion, which has been accused of using Nazi symbols, Klympush questioned whether they are a neo-Nazi grouping, and said that 'they are not connected to the state, and that's where the red line is'.
Commenting on the status of Crimea, illegally annexed by Russia, the official said that Crimea 'will one day come back home'.
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