the Residents of Donbass want to return the region under the control of official Ukrainian authorities. This statement in an interview with “Voice of America” was made by the special representative of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Walker.
after Talking with residents of the Kiev-controlled parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, Walker came to the conclusion that they all want. “It is completely contrary to the Kremlin’s rhetoric,” said Walker.
“I Wonder what they all talked in Russian. This, apparently, ethnic Russians. All of them live here, and they all say that most important is peace and that the territory must return to Ukraine. They very clearly stated. When we hear from the Russian authorities that the Russian-speaking population is against Ukraine feels threatened that this ethnic conflict, all these things are obviously not so” — said the representative of the state Department.