He said this during a meeting in Sevastopol on topical issues of national security in Crimea.

“With regard to Ukraine, it is important to emphasize the fundamentally different approach of the West and Russia,” Patrushev said.

According to him, it has been repeatedly noted that the United States and its allies intend to “fight to the last Ukrainian,” because the Ukrainian people for the West are “just a bargaining chip in the geopolitical game.”

“Russia is interested in Ukraine getting rid of neo-Nazism, and the population would live in peace and comfort,” said the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia.

He explained that therefore all attempts at the negotiation process were thwarted "on the orders of the American patrons of the Kyiv regime."

The meeting was attended by Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of Russia in the Southern Federal District Vladimir Ustinov, Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov, Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev, representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Security Service, the Russian Guard, the Prosecutor General's Office.