Russia does not consider the people’s Republic of Donbass as Russian regions, although they could help to normalize relations between Moscow and Kiev. This was stated in an interview with radio station “Moscow speaking” the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir Jabbarov.
Earlier, former Prime Minister DND Alexander Borodai on the Congress of Russian political party “Rodina” in Saint-Petersburg expressed the view that the republics of Donbass, which, in his words, “de facto are already part of the Russian Federation” relatively soon “will be such and de jure”.
Russia to this day recognize the Donetsk and Lugansk territory of Ukraine, reminded Jabbarov — although the Kiev and considers them foreign territories. There is a Minsk process, it is about giving the DNR and LNR, the special status and Ukraine for many years this process tightens and tries to evade the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
“I think the people of Donbas more and more the thought comes to mind: “And if we with the Ukraine?” — said dzhabarov. — Again, this is purely an internal matter of the DNI and LC. To make predictions I don’t have rights”.
Russia, according to the Senator, never considered the Donbas, Lugansk, Donetsk as the necessary regions, but only as a territory inhabited by Russian-speaking people. In Moscow, he said, “watching what happens”.
the Ukrainian Authorities, said dzhabarov, “doing everything to push out the territory beyond its sovereignty”. According to the Senator, this is a big mistake: the Donetsk and Luhansk could instead, be those regions that will pave the bridge between Russia and Ukraine in order to normalize our relations. The current state of permanent confrontation is very bad, he added.