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Russia says it is worried about the residents of Donbass, but for the last five years only worsened their lives. Wrote about this in his Twitter, the US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker.
He said that “the Russian fighters and their henchmen” have made life even worse for the Russian-speaking residents of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR), “which, as they claim, they care”. Walker urged to cease hostilities, to implement the Minsk agreements and begin the reintegration of the region under the control of Kiev.
The US special envoy has posted on his page to post journalist and businessman Paul Nieland, published on 9 may. Niland recalled that five years ago on this day, Ukrainian army entered Mariupol, which is under the control of separatists.
“Since its release the number of times that I heard that someone wanted to remain under the authority of the DNI (the Trustee of Russia), is zero”, — said the publicist.
In February last year in Ukraine adopted a law on the reintegration of Donbass. According to him, Russia is officially considered the “aggressor country”, occupying uncontrolled Kiev territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The authorities DND and LNR in the law is called the occupation government controlled by Moscow. The document allows the President to declare martial law and to send troops into any territory at any time and indefinitely. At the stage of consideration of the document in the Verkhovna Rada had rejected the amendment, according to which the DNI and the LC would receive the status of terrorist organizations.
The conflict in the South-East of Ukraine began in 2014 immediately after the coup. Since Kiev regularly accuses Moscow of occupation of Donbass, this position is shared by the US and other Western countries. Russia has repeatedly rejected such accusations, pointing to their unproven.
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