US lethal weapons will not win the Donbass – DPR


September 27 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

NRT 24 – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

US lethal weapons will not help Kiev “to win the civil war”, said a representative of the leadership of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Kostenko.

Earlier it was reported that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, General Joseph Dunford, believed that the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine would help it “contain Russia.” Moscow has repeatedly stated that it was not involved in the events in the Donbass.

“The Ukrainian authorities do not understand that lethal weapons from the US will not help them to win the civil war that Kiev unleashed in the Donbass, and besides, we should not forget that the West supplied arms to Ukraine since 2014, without hiding the quantity and amount of these supplies” , – said Kostenko.

He recalled that the parties to the conflict in the Donbass are Kiev and the republics.

“The West is again engaged in populism, appealing with the expression of “Russian aggression,” which is groundless and not legally proven. The world community at the Minsk talks recognized not Russia as a party to the conflict, but Ukraine and the Donbass republics,” he added.

Kiev had previously repeatedly accused Moscow of interfering in the affairs of Ukraine. Russia denies this and calls such accusations unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a side of the internal Ukrainian conflict and is not involved in the events in the southeast, it is interested in Ukrains overcoming the political and economic crisis. As noted in the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia is not a subject of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine and can only exert pressure on the conflicting parties.

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