Sep 15, 2020
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Zelensky warned against riots in Donbass over people’s discontent

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, people live worse than in the territories controlled by Kiev, and because of this, internal unrest may arise there, writes the Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung.

In an interview with the publication, the Ukrainian leader said that many of the residents of Donbass are sick with coronavirus, and called the situation a "humanitarian disaster."

“And people who live in the occupied part of Donbass can see how Ukrainians live on the other side of the front, namely, that they live better,” Zelensky said. He added that miners in the DPR and LPR do not receive a normal salary and have to pay large water and electricity bills.

At the same time, the president added that Ukraine is not interested in unrest in the DPR and LPR, since the price is "too high."

According to Zelensky, he intends to fulfill his promise to end the conflict in Donbass and return it to Ukraine, and called this his top priority. He stressed that the authorities have already achieved a lot and recalled the exchanges of detainees between Kiev, DPR and LPR, as well as the mutual return of arrested and convicted citizens by Ukraine and Russia. In addition, Zelensky noted additional measures to control the ceasefire that have come into force in Donbas.

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