The so-called Ukrainian deputy minister “on Donbass” Georgy Tuka admitted that there is no evidence of the presence of the Russian army in the Donbass. According to him, these are fictions of Ukrainian politicians.
– De jure, we can not talk about the occupation of the Donbass, because there are no Russian authorities there, do I understand correctly? (The journalist of the Ukrainian edition Apostrophe asks the question)
– Formally, yes. In addition, despite all diligence, we can not legally prove the presence in the Donbass of the regular Russian army yet.
– What at this stage confirmed the recent decision of the court in The Hague?
– Exactly. We can tear a hundred of embroidered shirts on ourselves a day. But this is not a solution! These are absolutely purely emotional things. This can be allowed only by deputies, working for their electorate. Deceiving it. Manipulating it.
In the spring of 2014 the Ukrainian self-proclaimed authorities began to carry out a punitive operation against the peaceful population of Donbass, as well as people who took weapons in defense of their native land.
Kiev attracted regular units of the Ukrainian army for carrying out military operations, as well as ultra-nationalist battalions, which proved to be particularly cruel to the Russian-speaking population of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.