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Russia’s Marionettes

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov Photo: TASS, Mikhail Metzel

The implications of this comment make Russia’s manipulation of events in Ukraine very clear. 

Zakharchenko chastised by Peskov for threatening an invasion of the rest of Ukrainian Donbass. This has got to be stage managed theatre for Russian MSM.

Russia is clearly directing actions in East Ukraine, including the information warfare aspects. 

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Peskov criticized the words of the head of the DNR about the forced  “liberation” of Donbass

Putin’s spokesman called them Zakharchenko emotional reaction to the provocations of Ukrainian military

Moscow. February 17. INTERFAX.RU – Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the statement by the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Alexander Zakharchenko of a possible military solution to the conflict is contrary to the Minsk agreements, noting that it was made after Ukrainian military provocations.

“Of course, such statements are not in line with the Minsk agreements,” – said Peskov, asked to comment on the words Zakharchenko ‘s readiness to release controlled areas of Kiev Donbass military means in the absence of a political process.

However, a spokesman for the head of state stressed that it “unfortunately, the emotional background that accompanies the tension on the line of separation (the conflicting parties – IF)”. “This tension arose after the provocative and aggressive actions of the Ukrainian armed forces and individual units,” – said a spokesman for the head of state.

According to him, it is difficult to say whether and to what extent the so-called volunteer battalions controlled by Ukrainian forces.

Sands believes that the statement Zakharchenko was done under the influence of “the ongoing shelling by Ukrainian peaceful settlements of Donbass”.

“Moscow as the Russian Federation as a guarantor country of the Minsk agreements, did, does and will continue to do their utmost to de-escalate the conflict and to bring it to a peaceful political-diplomatic track,” – he concluded Sands.

On Friday Zakharchenko said that the militias are ready to release the Ukrainian controlled areas of Donbass  by military means, if you can not do it by political means. “We have always said that the liberation of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions – it is our collective task and we have always said that it is desirable to do it by political means if they do not understand, then let me remind you that we can do it and the military..” – Zakharchenko said during a press conference.