MPs From Three Main Parties: Russia May Be Forced to Defend a Million of Its Citizens in Donbass

Russian MPs says Kiev's abandonment of Minsk "will give a free hand to all sides" including Russia

Should Kyiv choose to pursue a military scenario in Donbas, it could prompt Russia to actively intervene there, and it is not ruled out that Moscow could eventually recognize independence of the self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR) People’s Republics, according to members of the Russian State Duma’s three largest factions and two committees interviewed by Interfax.

“We will do as much as we can to help residents of Donbas in the event of active aggression. Some 700,000 citizens of Russia live there. This number may increase to around one million by the end of the year. It will be a million Russian citizens. Can you imagine the leader of any country who would leave a million of his citizens in the lurch? You won’t find such a leader. And, naturally, we are not going to leave our citizens who live in Donbas in the lurch,” United Russia Party MP Viktor Vodolatsky, first deputy chairman of the State Duma’s Committee on CIS Affairs and Compatriots, told Interfax.

Vodolatsky said he personally supports the idea of Moscow recognizing the Donbas self-proclaimed republics’ independence, first, due to cultural and family ties between people living in Russia’s Rostov region and the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine and, second, he believes that such a step could help stop attacks.

“Of course, these territories should be recognized in order to put an end to these actions. We are held back by one factor: we were the initiators of the Minsk Agreements and participate in the Normandy format,” he said.

Ukraine has long been pursuing a policy aimed at abandoning these agreements, and if the Ukrainian authorities abandon the Minsk Agreements and the Normandy format, “it will give a free hand to all sides,” including Russia, the parliamentarian said.

Source: Interfax

  1. Cap960 says

    This winter is going to be really hot in Ukraine.

  2. GMC says

    Ukraine already has abandoned the ” Agreements” – a very long time ago -so what is Russia waiting for ? Have another referendum and be done with Ukraine, E U , Nato and the Slimey Neocons.

  3. edwardi says

    Reassuring words coming from the Russian MP’s. Personally I thought the Donbass should have been encouraged, allowed and provided for during the initial state of hostilities to consolidate the entire E. of Ukraine from where they are down to Crimea, would make much more sense geographically, and could have been done easily at the time, they had the Nazi’s all corralled in their cauldrons. But happily, LOL, will leave such considerations to the inestimable wisdom of the Russians. If Zelensky is stupid enough, what a disappointment that comedienne has been, to actually tip off a shooting war again, I would bet on the above consolidation happening, with the entire territory either ‘recognized’ or annexed. And NATO can go spit in it’s soup.

  4. Raptar Driver says

    Never leave a wound untreated.
    It turns into gangrene.
    Then you just have to cut it off.
    This is the surgery that Putin gave to the Russian world by not treating the wound immediately like he was forced to with Crimea.
    Now the battle will be bigger and harder than it needed to be.
    4D chess or a politician doing what’s best for him & the powers he represents?

  5. Helga Weber says

    The Ukraine has 17 Million Russians living in its territory ( 44 Mill. altogether) and the government wants to forbit the language and all russian TV channels. I am sure many families are interconnected too.

  6. nnn says

    Putin dermo, Israeli hlop

  7. Romeo LeBlanc says

    Russia is being played by the West led by the USA, why? because they along with their master ,israel want to control the world!

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