National Security Adviser to U.S. President ,
Speaking to the American NBC television network , Rice assured that it is not in Russia's interests to send troops to Ukraine to restore a more friendly government Moscow . "It does not interest Ukraine or Russia , or in Europe or in the United States to see the division of the country. no one's interest to see the return of violence and escalation of the situation . "
In November last year , the European Union (EU) failed to persuade Ukraine to sign an agreement sealing his rapprochement with the West , because of pressure from Moscow. Rice , however, believes that " there is no internal contradictions between Ukraine , which has long-standing ties with Russia and modern Ukraine , which wants to integrate more closely with Europe. "
Ukraine has about 44 million people and an area of over 600,000 square kilometers ( an area larger than France, the largest country of the European Union) . The country was the target of a hand between the EU and Russia : while Europeans are interested in expanding its borders to the east and isolate Russia , Moscow wants to increase its sphere of influence and the EU's approach to counter it . Sunday, Alexander Turchinov temporarily took over as president after former president Viktor Yanukovych will leave his post on Saturday and from Kiev , the capital of the country.
Turchinov people in the right and the trustee of the opposition and former Prime Minister of Ukraine , , who was released on Saturday a day of high drama and intrigue that rental policy of the former member of the Soviet Union. Former tycoon '53 gas was sentenced in 2011 to seven years' imprisonment gas agreement signed with Russia as prime minister of Ukraine. Their release fixes a possible presidential candidacy .