Foreign Minister of Ukraine Allowed Negotiations with RF on Air Communication and Return of Ambassadors
“Of course, the country needs two strategies - the de-occupation of Donbass and Crimea. There is another strategy that is fundamental to the first two - is to attract investment and the revival of Ukrainian industry. The ultimate goal is one - to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the withdrawal of the occupying country from our territory.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in February that Moscow would not mind again exchanging ambassadors with Ukraine. After that, at that time, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Priestayko said that Ukraine did not intend to return its ambassador to Russia, although embassies and consular services in the two countries continue to work.
Ukraine recalled the ambassador to the Russian Federation for consultations in 2014; he never returned from the Russian capital. Russia recalled the ambassador to Ukraine in 2016. Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia at the initiative of Kiev were discontinued in October 2015.