Donbass independence is the only option to stop the war – Zakharchenko


September 12 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

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Novorossia Today – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Alexander Zakharchenko has shared his views on a local TV programme, describing the way he relates to the Russian initiative of peacekeepers in the Donbass and explained why Kiev does not want such a presence. He also shared his opinion on how to end the protracted conflict.

The head of the republic reported that the Ukrainian authorities do not make any efforts to stop the war, but, to the contrary, are strengthening the groupings in the zone of “Anti-Terrorist Zone.”

“They declare our territory occupied, what are we supposed to do? They want to conduct a de-occupation. And the de-occupation of this territory implies the death of all those who voted in the referendum, voted for the head, the people’s council, 2.5 million people. 

We see the saturation of the front line with ammunition, attempts to break through our defense line. It’s not some kind of single or unplanned event, it’s a purposeful check of weak points, with careful reconnaissance.” – he said.

The head of the DPR believes that the only way to stop hostilities is to grant independence to the Republics.

“We have 17-year-olds trying to break into the army for one simple reason – to avenge their brother and father. Well, this is a big problem, so the ideal option to gain independence.” said Zakharchenko.

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