"We still see each other not as much as I would like. I know that he is very concerned about what is happening in Ukraine and in the Donbas. Here he has a busy schedule of meetings, but it's better to ask him personally about the details," Oleksandr said.
He refused to give a direct answer to the question as to how much support his family is provided by Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
"I'm not inclined to overestimate the significance of my person and hope for personal assistance of the Russian President. But I am grateful that I can live and work in Russia," he said.