Russia denies imminent military dispatch to Donbas | News


Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected at a press conference on Tuesday the assertion of an imminent shipment of Russian troops to the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.


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“I did not say that the troops would go there right now, at the end of the meeting with you here,” the president said in response to a journalist who questioned how far the Russian Army could go in Donbas.

In turn, he pointed out that it is impossible to predict a specific scheme of possible actions, since this “depends on the specific situation that is developing in the place, on the ground.”

However, he stressed that the country will provide military assistance to the two republics and pointed out that the agreements signed the day before with the representatives of these territories include relevant points where the Russian side undertakes to provide aid to these republics, including military assistance.

He added that with this decision, Moscow “makes it clear that, if necessary, it intends to fulfill its obligations,” according to the Kremlin.

Putin said that Moscow recognized Donestk and Lugansk within the limits established by their constitutions. “We recognized them, which means we recognized all their fundamental documents, including the Constitution. And the Constitution details the borders within the Donetsk and Luhansk regions at the time when they were part of Ukraine,” he emphasized.

In this sense, he expressed his hope that all these issues will be resolved in the dialogues between the Kiev authorities and the leaders of these republics.

The Russian leader considers that the recognition of the republics of the rebellious region of Donbas became necessary after the public declarations of the Ukrainian leaders that they would not comply with the Minsk agreements.

“What do we expect next? Wait for this mockery of the people to continue, this genocide of almost four million people who live in these territories? It is simply impossible to observe it,” she inquired.

The head of the Russian Executive acknowledged that after the measure in favor of Donestks and Lugansk, the Minsk agreements no longer exist. “Yes, of course, now the Minsk Agreements do not exist, why implement them if we have recognized the independence of these regions?” he clarified.

For the president, the agreements were buried long before and not by the Russian side or by the self-proclaimed republics, but by the Ukrainian leaders.

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