The war will continue as long as the Ukrainian government remains in power, says Russia

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, accuses Ukraine of not wanting to resolve the conflict

"The war will continue as long as the current Ukrainian authorities remain in power", said the Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, at the end of the G20 summit, referring to the sharp tension rise between his country and Ukraine.

"The current Ukrainian authorities have no interest in resolving the conflict between Kiev and the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine", which has caused more than 10,000 deaths since its start in 2014. "Especially by peaceful means", he said at a press conference.

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