"There is no war between Ukraine and Russia. There is civil war in Ukraine and there are developments in Ukraine that were triggered by the authorities in Kyiv and that resulted in the establishment of the two republics in the country's southeast region," Peskov told journalists.
Peskov said that such developments have lead to the escalation along the front line in Donbas and that there are consequences for the socio-economic situation in the two "republics" associated with "Kyiv's policy of alienating these two republics from Ukraine."
Peskov also mentioned Russia’s negative assessment of "discriminatory measures against Russian companies," such as "infringement upon their property" in Ukraine. He also talked about attacks on Russian media, freedom of press and Russain journalists.
"We would certainly like to dispose our bilateral relations of such ugly developments," Peskov added.
As reported earlier, Ukraine President Poroshenko admitted that Ukraine needed "cold peace" with Russia as people were tired of war.