Direct military conflict between Russia and Ukraine is impossible, because the peoples of both countries have common roots and history.
This was stated by the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu in an interview with Italian newspaper IL Giornale before the meeting of the presidents of the United States and Russia.
According to him, the Russian and Ukrainian sides common roots, therefore in the General historical memory of the two peoples will not be enmity and mutual confrontation.
I believe that the establishment of a direct confrontation between Ukraine and Russia is impossible,
– said Shoigu.
He also recalled how Ukrainians and Russians “have been tested together and fought during the Second world war.”