"Unfortunately, we cannot support events that took place there for a variety of reasons. But they have to deal with the restoration of the country themselves. That is the Kyiv authorities, Ukraine itself shall do everything so that the country is preserved and some of the regions that are now, essentially, split off from the main power came back," Medvedev said in an interview with Nation Media Group during a visit to Thailand.
The prime minister stressed that Russia "will try to help this process, but will not interfere." At the same time, according to Medvedev, Russia cannot stand by and watch while people in the territory of Ukraine are starving, lacking adequate health care and medicine, and therefore the Russian Federation is sending humanitarian convoys. "But it's probably all we can do in this situation," Medvedev said.
The head of the Russian government expressed confidence that the settlement of the situation in Ukraine is possible by peaceful means, through negotiations. "It is a very difficult, you can say, heavy subject since they are a close people to us," Medvedev said.