MOSCOW, 5 July. /TASS/. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova believes that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko should ask Russia for permission to open a Consulate General of the country in Sevastopol, if he really wants to raise the Ukrainian flag.
“Stating its intention to raise the flag in Sevastopol Ukraine, President Poroshenko, apparently, is due to open Consulate-General, – she said ironically at a briefing on Thursday. – See that the President of Ukraine is moving towards greater realism”.
“I don’t see anything negative. This is a normal diplomatic practice. We are ready for it. They should send the documents, open the Consulate General with the consent of the Russian Federation and raise the flag there,” – concluded Zakharov.