According to him, Germany, like Russia, is also an "international mediator or guarantor of the implementation of the Minsk agreements."
"Alexander, do you believe the statements made by the Ukrainian political leadership that Ukraine is fighting with Russia? If for some reason Russia had to wage war, to resist the aggression of a country being comparable to Ukraine in its capacity, I hope that all understand how many days the conflict would last - two, three, a maximum of four days. And everyone understands how this conflict would end," Naryshkin noted.
"Russia is really involved - and the whole world can see how Russia is involved in this severe bloody conflict [in Syria - ed.]. Russia has a small coalition of partners: Iran, the Kurdish rebels, and the government army. But Germany is also a party to this conflict, in another alliance, in the coalition, however, the results of actions of that coalition are not clear yet," Naryshkin remarked.
Ukrainian blogger ibigdan reacted to Naryshkin's statement with a screenshot of a Wikipedia article showing losses suffered by Russian terrorist forces in attack on the Donetsk airport: