"It's obvious that the militaristic hysteria of the 'war party' in Kiev is the key danger for Ukrainian statehood today. It is driving the crisis deeper and obstructing logic in the search for solutions and establishing real dialogue," Karasin said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk earlier in parliament called for the cancellation of the ceasefire in the country's east and to place the region under martial law.
"The return to military actions would bury any hope for settling the crisis in Ukraine. Why Yatsenyuk and company needs this is a question to him and his foreign sponsors and curators," Karasin said.
Despite the signing of the agreement and the subsequent introduction of the "silence regime" on December 9, clashes in southeastern Ukraine have intensified in the past few weeks.
The latest round of Contact Group talks was planned for January 16, however, it was canceled because Kiev representatives did not show up for the meeting.