‘Donsky Cossacks’ which take an active part in hostilities in Eastern Ukraine on the side of pro-Russian fighters consider Vladimir Putin their emperor.
This statement was made by leader of the Cossacks Mykhail Kozitsyn on local TV of the town of Antratsyt in Luhansk oblast.
He also said that he had no intention to create ‘Cossack republics’ in Eastern Ukraine.
‘We were not going to proclaim ‘Donsky Republic’, this is utopia’, – said Kozitsyn.
‘We say that we are part of Russian Empire and today we consider Putin our Emperor’, – said leader of Cossacks.