Photo: Konstantin Sazonik / TASS
Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky believes that Kiev will be able to regain control of the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but this can happen only through negotiations. He stated this in an interview with journalist Sonia Koshkina, the video is available on YouTube channel KishkiNa.
Kolomoisky said that he knows the situation in the Donbass “inside,” and the assumption that the uncontrolled Kiev territories commanded by Putin, funny. “It would be more profitable to integrate the Donbass back to Ukraine, to destroy it from within. So Donbass him no pleasure does not bring, except of hemorrhoids. Putin is not the only one who decides this issue,” he said.
The oligarch believes that the Russian President would not solve the question of the future of the region by military means. “If Ukraine decides to solve this by military means, to do this, Putin must be so weak to have allowed it… What am I not seeing in the near future,” he said.
Kolomoisky stated that the issue of return of territories under the control of Kiev, it all depends on Ukrainian politicians, and with the right approach to return the Donbass will be fast. “Yes at what here Putin? (…). We are at war with themselves. How to restore the Donbass? We have something to negotiate with those who are there,” he said, referring to the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR) people’s republics.
“From the Crimea will be heavier, harder, but also will eventually return”, — said the oligarch.
In his opinion, any new President of Ukraine will be able to solve the issue of Donbass with a clean slate.
The armed conflict in the Donbas began in the spring of 2014 after Kiev attempted to suppress statements in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions caused by the change of power in Ukraine.
Video, photo All from Russia.