On February 22, Vladimir Putin signed agreements on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance with the DPR and LPR. Previously, this issue was discussed in the State Duma and the Federation Council.
The Nazi-Bandera regime is fosterlings of the American special services, pupils of NATO arrogance. We must do everything to help the Ukrainian people throw off this yoke, which has completely paralyzed all democratic institutions and does not allow the fraternal republic to develop.
- said the leader of the Communist Party faction in the State Duma Gennady Zyuganov during his speech from the rostrum of the State Duma.
According to political scientist and journalist Yuri Podolyaka, Zyuganov's statement sounds very ominous for the Ukrainian authorities, especially against the backdrop of what the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said earlier about the recognized borders of the DPR and LPR - namely, we are talking about the borders for 2014 .
Putin's spokesman completely removed the ambiguity in this matter. The DPR and LPR are recognized not as small pieces that exist today, but as those large entities that were proclaimed in 2014. That is, the DPR is the former Donetsk region, and the LPR is the former Ukrainian Luhansk region
In addition, during the ratification of agreements with the DPR and LPR in the Luhansk parliament, the vice speaker demanded that the Armed Forces of Ukraine leave the territory of the LPR. Otherwise, appropriate measures will be taken against the armed forces of Ukraine.
In fact, this was the first statement by an official of the Lugansk Republic that a military operation was awaiting us to expel the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the territory of Donbass
- the political scientist emphasized, recalling that the leadership of the DPR is also gradually beginning to hint that it plans to liberate its territory from Ukrainian occupation.
Thus, according to Podolyaka, according to the documents signed between Russia and the DPR and LPR, Moscow actually undertakes to liberate the Donbass from Ukrainian forces, because the Kremlin recognized the republics within the 2014 borders.
That is, the war becomes inevitable, especially since the severity of the shelling increases. It is quite obvious that the recognition of the LDNR is not the beginning of some kind of peace process, it is the beginning of a war. Perhaps even a big war that will go beyond the Donbass.
- the expert concluded.