Dmitry Kozak, the deputy head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation, believes that the unleashing of full-scale hostilities by Kiev in the Donbass will be the beginning of the end for Ukraine, reports TASS.
He noted that Russia will be forced to defend its citizens living in the region if the scale of the conflict is appropriate.
“If, as our president says, Srebrenica is established there, we will probably have to defend ourselves,” Kozak said.
He also urged not to exaggerate the influence of the United States on the Ukrainian authorities, since “they are still guided by domestic political considerations.”
Kozak also said that Moscow is in favor of full openness of negotiations on Donbass, but Kiev, according to him, is afraid to reveal its inconsistency. According to Kozak, Ukraine needs confidentiality in order to dominate the information space and misinform its citizens.
Earlier it became known that the head of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Donbass to talk with Ukrainian military personnel.
It was also reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the situation in the region in connection with the growing tension on the contact line.