“I think there are some reasons why Russia should leave Donbas. They, actually, are not interested in “maintaining Donbas”. They just cynically play with human lives to influence Kyiv and keep Ukraine under the Russian influence,” Volker emphasized.
He finds such a geopolitical strategy to be a mistake as Russia gets absolutely opposite effect from the goal, which it wants to reach by continuing occupation and war in Donbas.
U.S. Special Envoy stated about the readiness of his country as well as France, Germany, Ukraine to help Russia to find a simple way for retreat and return of peace to occupied territories when the leadership of this state will be ready for it.
Earlier Kurt Volker stated that Russia will definitely leave the annexed Crimea - just like the USSR left the Baltic States after 40 years of occupation.