The statements of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) Alexander Zakharchenko on the possibility of the seizure of the territory of Donbass by military means made emotional tensions in the region provoked by Kiev. This opinion was expressed by the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, his words on Friday, February 17, leads the correspondent of”.ru”.
He stressed that this position is not in line with the Minsk agreements.
“On the other hand, this is probably, unfortunately, the emotional background that accompanies tension that we see now on the line of separation and which arose after the provocative and aggressive actions of the Ukrainian armed forces, separate units, which (…) are controlled by the Ukrainian armed forces and continuing shelling peaceful settlements in Donbas,” — said the press Secretary of the Russian leader.
Peskov added that Russia as a country-guarantor of the Minsk agreements will continue to do all it can to de-escalate the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine and bringing it to a peaceful course.
Earlier on Friday, Zakharchenko during a press conference said that he hopes for a political solution to the issue with Ukrainian forces-controlled territories of the Southeast of Ukraine, but stressed that the solution can be military.
On November 28, the head of the DND said that the standoff in the South-East of Ukraine will end sooner or later a victory that the militia will celebrate in Europe or North America.
The armed conflict in the Donbas began in the spring of 2014 after Kiev’s attempts to suppress the demonstrations in Donetsk and Lugansk regions caused by the change of power in the country.