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Ukraine will not be able to regain control of territory “occupied by Russia”. This “bi-Bi-si Ukraine”, said the special representative of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker, who visited Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
“Of course, Ukraine will not be able to regain the territory already captured by Russia. Russia is extremely strong. However, the price of further advance of Russia has grown and will continue to grow. And those people who are sitting in Moscow, you should ask yourself the question: what do we get from this? We are losing, we get the death of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine. For what?” — said Walker.
Also, the state Department spokesman expressed confidence that to keep Russia from further advance into the territory of Ukraine of American lethal weapons. “If Ukraine will not be able to hold its position, it will be prompted for a new offensive. And delivery of such weapons will give Russia to understand that nothing else you will get without paying a high price for it,” said Walker.
May 16, state Department spokesman said that residents of Donbass want to return the region under the control of official Ukrainian authorities. After talking with residents of the Kiev-controlled parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, Walker came to the conclusion that they want it. “It is completely contrary to the Kremlin’s rhetoric,” said Walker. Visit the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s Republic Walker refused, saying that he would like to visit Donetsk and Lugansk, when the city back under control of Kiev.
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