He said it to journalists during a working visit to Zakarpattia region, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
"If these countries show no will, if the U.S. does not step in, nothing will happen. And if we have a game of peace and friendship again, if some local problems are resolved and the Ukrainian issue is neglected, we will experience the status quo. And most importantly, we'll be quickly moving down, not up," Kuchma stated.
Earlier Kuchma said he was doubtful about the deployment of an OSCE police mission in the Donbas.