Denis Pushilin: Reintegration of Donbass into present-day Ukraine is impossible
To raise the question of the reintegration of the Republics of Donbass into Ukraine is blasphemous towards the citizens of the DPR. This was reported by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of the DPR in the Contact Group’s negotiations in Minsk Denis Pushilin to the Federal News Agency.
ʺI am sure that the coming of pro-Russian forces to power in Ukraine is just a matter of time. The surreal Russophobia that we are seeing in Ukraine cannot last forever,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.
He noted that a civil war in Donbass seemed to be an absolutely impossible event a few years ago. ʺBut we have appeared to be at its frontline. There will be time for reverse process. The reintegration of Donbass into present-day Ukraine is impossible. The other interaction format suggests many “if” statements. The Minsk agreements provide for an option of some confederation, but Ukraine does not implement even the first paragraph of the document,ʺ the Plenipotentiary Representative of the DPR said.
According to him, it is a mockery of the citizens of the DPR to raise such question now. ʺThe people of Donbass, alas, do not imagine different Ukraine, but Ukraine that shells their cities, villages, kills their near and dear ones. And to return to present-day Ukraine is like death,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.