MOSCOW, 18 Jul – RIA Novosti. Ukraine plans to “return” the Donbass after there “will forces”. This opinion was expressed by President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in the program “Freedom of speech with Savik Shuster”.
At the same Zelensky added that the elections in the Donbass will be held only after Kiev will get control of the border with Russia. Thus it has ignored prescribed in the Minsk agreements for the settlement of the conflict: first the elections, then the provision of the special status of Donbass and only then handing control of the border with Russia.
the Ukrainian Authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people.
the settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, in particular, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.
Russia has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. Moscow urges Kiev to establish a direct dialogue with the proclaimed republics of Donbass.