Ukrainian government 'must be open' to views of all
12 May 2014 Last updated at 10:23 BST
The Ukrainian government must be "open" to the views of citizens of all languages in Eastern Ukraine, Oleksandr Scherba has said.
His comments come as pro-Russian separatists in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have claimed victory in a "self-rule" referendum.
Mr Scherba, ambassador-at-large in the Ukrainian foreign ministry, added that Ukraine must hold "full political dialogue" without prejudice.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 12 May.