Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar has condemned a recent statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin about "originally Russian territories" in Ukraine.

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"We condemn any attempts by the Russian Federation to encroach on the territorial integrity of Ukraine," he said during a Q&A hour at the Verkhovna Rada on December 20, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

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In this regard, Bodnar said "not a single narrative of Putin and his story-telling will work for us."

"Moreover, let's turn to history: who belonged to whom? Once upon a time, Moscow was subordinated to Kyiv, so let's talk about the roots, not what grew after," the diplomat added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, speaking at an annual end-of-year press conference in Moscow on December 19, Putin said Moscow was "looking into" the issue of "originally Russian territories" in the Black Sea littoral and eastern regions of Ukraine.