Reserve colonel, military expert Zhdanov said that the return of Donbass by force is possible only in the absence of diplomatic methods, reports Lenta.ru.
According to him, the Ukrainian authorities could turn to the use of force to return Donbass to Kiev’s control under two conditions: the absence of any other diplomatic means and with the confidence that the territories would be returned with minimal losses.
At the same time, Zhdanov stressed that now it is too late to talk about a military solution to the issue – such measures made sense only immediately after the signing of the Minsk agreements. He noted that such threats from Ukrainian politicians are nothing more than populism. After all, there are no statesmen in the country who could defend the sovereignty of the state.Russian Vice Premier says Nord Stream-2 stabilizes the situation on the gas market