“There will be no normalization of relations with Ukraine as long as the current political force is in power there.

In 2014, there was a seizure of power by a certain political force with its own vision of the future of Ukraine: with a mono-ethnic state, a country where the Holodomor was a genocide, and Bandera was a hero.

We will never agree on anything with this government,” Kosachev said.

According to the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council, such a balance of political forces in Ukraine is beneficial to the United States - the Americans do not consider Ukraine as a sovereign state, they are ready to use it as a pawn, in their own interests. 

Kosachev believes that the United States is purposefully spoiling Russia's relations with neighboring countries. 

Full interview with Konstantin Kosachev.