He told that he had taken part in the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, where key mechanisms for the peaceful settlement of the conflict were discussed. "This is the most important task now. While politicians are talking, guns remain silent," Vitali Klitschko said. Leader of UDAR noted that Ukrainian authorities are trying to build a constructive dialogue with their Russian counterparts to settle the situation. "Today it is vital to hold consultations. We need not resolve this issue through talks rather than by force or arms," the politician said. He added that a special committee would be formed to hold consultation s with Russia. "I am ready to take part in consultations to resolve the conflict and avoid bloodshed," the politician said.
However, what has happened today is Russian interference in Ukraine's domestic affairs and violation of its territorial integrity, he added. "We need to stop all speculations about separatism, federalism and preserve the integrity of our country," UDAR leader said. He appealed to all residents of Ukraine with asking to resist provocations and not to divide each other on language, ethnicity and religion principles. "I would like to reiterate my appeal to the citizens of Crimea and eastern regions. Nobody has ever intended to limit your rights. What is happening now is an artificially fueled situation," he added.