The Kremlin appreciated Zelensky’s plans to break off relations with the Donbass

In fact, all ties between Ukraine and the Donbas have already been severed, but if Kiev wants to give the process a legal status, we can only express regret, Peskov said. Earlier, Zelensky allowed a break in relations with the region

 The Kremlin appreciated Zelensky's plans to break off relations with the Donbass

Vladimir Zelensky

The legal decision of Ukraine to sever relations with the Donbass caused great regret in Moscow. This was stated by the press secretary of the president Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports.

“Actually, all de facto ties are already broken, and these regions are already rejected by the Ukrainian state. If we are talking about formalizing this process and giving it a de jure status, we can only express regret here. If there are any other ideas, then, probably, an explanation will follow, ” Peskov said.

Earlier, the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, allowed holding a referendum on the Donbass, if it is not possible to reach a settlement of the conflict. “The wall” is a complete termination of the relationship in one form or another. I believe that this plan can be, but the decision to launch this plan should be made by the people of Ukraine, ” he said.

Peskov also commented on the new sanctions of Ukraine against Russian companies and individuals. According to him, if we consider them in the context of the preparation of the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Zelensky, they raise “a lot of questions”.

“If we consider these steps as cutting off the tails before the meeting in order to prevent it in any way, then we can understand these steps of Kiev,” Peskov said (quoted by TASS).

Zelensky approved new sanctions against Russia on the eve of June 24. A number of Russian banks were subject to restrictions, including Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, TV channels “Russia 24”, NTV, “Channel One”. The world network & raquo; and & laquo;RTR-planet », airlines & laquo;Aeroflot & raquo;, & laquo;Ural Airlines» and & laquo;Russia». From individuals, businessmen and officials were included in the sanctions list.”Rostec” Sergey Chemezov, the head of the Management Board of “Gazprom”Alexey Miller, Oleg Deripaska, Andrey Kostin, as well as Igor, Arkady and Roman Rotenberg.

The sanctions provide for various measures, including the blocking of assets; a ban on the withdrawal of capital outside Ukraine; a ban on participation in privatization, leasing of state property; refusal to grant and cancel visas; stopping financial transactions.


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