Ethnic Russians fight against each other in Donbas, - Volker

Source : 112 Ukraine

The local citizens of Donbas are mostly the ethnic Russians who speak Russian
15:25, 18 May 2018

Radio Svoboda

The ethnic Russians participate in the Donbas Conflict on both sides. U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker claimed this as BBC Ukraine reported.

He noted that Russia's President Vladimir Putin has some guidance and possibilities to 'present himself in the best light' toward the situation at the east of Ukraine.

Related: Volker: Ukrainians cannot take back territories occupied by Russia

For example, the settlement of the peace in Ukraine, stop of the clashes between the ethnic Russians on both sides of the conflict are the points that Putin can bring to the fore. However, it should take place by choice of Moscow', Volker said.

According to him, 'the local citizens of Donbas are mostly the ethnic Russians who speak Russian'.

'If Russia wants to help the Russian-speaking people, it should begin the withdrawal of its troops from this territory', Volker claimed.

Related: Poroshenko discuss situation in Donbas with Volker

As it was reported earlier, the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vasyl Hrytsak has met with the US State Department's Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. During the meeting, Hrytsak gave Volker the evidence of the involvement of Russian Federation military personnel in a large-scale hybrid aggression in Donbas.

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