“Proceed with your gardening work”: Vice PM dismisses war fears
Reznikov has called on Ukrainians to “live their peaceful life” as usual.Photo from UNIAN, Oleksandr Kuzmin
There will be no full-blown war between Ukraine and Russia, Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration, Oleksiy Reznikov, believes.
Speaking at a briefing in Mykolaiv, Reznikov said Ukrainians now have annual “gardening works scheduled,” Nikvesti reports.
“There is probably tension in society and I’m often asked whether there will be a war or not, given the amassing of Russian troops along our borders, the occupied Crimea, and the line of contact. I’ll tell you this – I am a very positive-minded person, so there will be no war. There mustn’t be. We don’t have time for war now, we all now have, I beg your pardon, gardening works on schedule. And we need to engage in a peaceful life – everyone living in Ukraine. And I hope the Russians have the same attitude,” the official said.
Reznikov also noted he had never expected Russian President Vladimir Putin to respond to Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky’s invitation to meet in Donbas.
“So I’ll repeat once again, there’ll be no war. This is the main thing. Proceed with your gardening work, celebrate Easter, engage in a peaceful life,” Vice PM concluded.