Krasnodar Governor advised Kiev not to tease Cossacks

Veniamin Kondratiev

The Governor of Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratiev advised the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan, called the Kuban seized Ukrainian territory, not to tease the Cossacks. His words are on the website of the regional administration on Wednesday, April 10.

Kuban “has never been and will not be Ukrainian. If Ukraine has a shortage of agricultural products and foodstuffs, it does not mean that it should be solved at the expense of Kuban”, — he said. Kondratyev has reminded that the Cossacks have always defended this territory as part of Russia.

The Governor also expressed the readiness to send Ukrainian Minister of party textbooks on history and geography to “bridge the gap in knowledge.” “When Catherine the great complained of the Zaporozhye Cossacks to the use of Russian land for the creation of Cossack kurens, it could not take into account the food problem of the modern Ukraine, not existing at the time of the historical period as such,” — said the Governor.

Earlier Wednesday, Omeljan said that flights between Russia and Ukraine will be restored only after the return of allegedly seized the Kuban under the control of Kiev.

At the end of April the head of the Donetsk military-civil administration (the representative of the Ukrainian authorities on the Kiev-controlled part of the region — approx. “Of the”), Paul zhebrivskyi said that in the future, Rostov oblast will be included in the Ukraine.

On March 23 the Verkhovna Rada, former leader of the banned in Russia as extremist organization “Right sector” Dmitry Yarosh has announced the capture of Ukrainian army Krasnodar, Voronezh and Belgorod regions.