September 9, 2014
Premier of the DNR: we want to control the whole territory of Donbas
Recently Ukrainian official Yuriy Lutsenko stated that Minsk protocol presupposes special status of only a third part of territory of Donbas but not for all Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
In response to this Zakharchenko, the prime minister of self-proclaimed DNR [Donetsk People’s Republic] gave his comments. Alexander Zakharchenko said that DNR woild not accept special status of only a third of Donbas, because it want the whole territory.
‘Huge thanks to Mr. Lutsenko for such generous offer, but we’ll somehow deal with our land themselves’, – he said. – ‘DNR is the whole Donetsk oblast, and LNR [Luhansk People’s Republic] is the whole Luhansk oblast’.
[Editor: it should be noted that terrorist leaders of the self-proclaimed republics have never had the whole Donbas territory under their control, that is why their statement at least looks strange. Given the fact the they are being controlled by Moscow, it can only mean, that it plans further expansion of occupied territories to other oblasts of Ukraine. According to military experts the goals of Putin are 3 industrial oblasts of Ukraine and another 3 oblasts to provide connection between Russian and occupied Crimea].
Zakharchenko called Minsk agreement a ‘possibility to liberate illegally occupied territory without blood’.
Previously ]Premier] of the self-proclaimed LNR Igor Plotnitskiy said that tha law on special status of Donbas doesn’t mean refusal from independence of DNR and LNR.
The adoption of such law is one of demands of Minsk protocol that has been signed on September 5. According to the document, Kyiv has pledged to legalize the temporary status of Donbas as an autonomous territory.
Despite the course for complete sovereignty, the leader of Luhansk separatists has stated that he is ready for compromises.