"The ideal is the Minsk agreements. Russian President [Vladimir Putin] was right to say in February that if Russia was discontent with something at the talks, he would not sign the document. But he signed it. Thus he believes that the Minsk accords are a perfect way to settle the Ukrainian domestic conflict. I’m repeating – domestic," Ivanov said answering a question on where the Ukrainian border should be marked.
There have been numerous calls to Russia to assert influence on Donbass militia forces. However, they have already changed their stance, he added.
"I believe we had a very significant influence on Donbass militia forces because they took a very important step – they changed their position. Earlier they voted for independence, but now they say – we are ready to remain being part of Ukraine if the Minsk agreements are fully implemented," Ivanov underscored.
"Kiev, in its turn, did nothing. And now it is time for those who are behind the Ukrainian government to bring pressure on it," he added.