10:30 Aug. 19, 2016
Ukraine's foreign minister said the sole communication takes place in Normandy meetings
Ukraine has no need for a Russian ambassador at present, so poor are diplomatic ties between the countries, according to Ukraine's foreign minister.
Pavlo Klimkin told Ukrainian broadcaster Channel 5 that Moscow has ceased dialogue with Kyiv.
"Let us imagine that, theoretically, today or in the coming days a Russian ambassador comes here," Klimkin said Wednesday night. "Would he be able to do any work in the present conditions? If he just holes up in the embassy and does not leave it, that is no ambassador."