Washington recalled that it is the Kremlin that is responsible for the outbreak of the war.Russia invaded Donbass in 2014 / Photo: REUTERS
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki stressed that Russians are known for their methods of spreading disinformation, commenting on Putin’s words about the situation in Donbass “similar to genocide.”
This was discussed at a briefing at the White House.
On the eve of the Russian head Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the presidential Council on Human Rights said that the situation in the east of Ukraine “resembles genocide.” His own officials even called on the head of the Kremlin to “introduce into legislation such concepts as” genocide “and” calls for genocide. “
“Well, Russians are known for their rhetorical escalation, they are also known for spreading disinformation around the world and in Eastern European states. Therefore, I think we should make every effort to communicate with them with distrust,” Psaki replied.
The White House spokeswoman stressed that it is Russia that is responsible for unleashing the conflict in Donbas.
“I am not a representative of the Kremlin, and I would have taken their words with skepticism,” summed up Psaki.
War in eastern Ukraine
Russia began an armed conflict in Donbass in April 2014 – after the occupation of Crimea by Russian troops.
The provocateurs controlled by the Kremlin began to incite the local population and participate in pro-Russian actions themselves.
Soon, the “protests” controlled by the Russian special services developed into the seizure of buildings of local self-government bodies and ended with the proclamation of “republics”, the legitimacy of which is recognized only by Moscow and its close satellites.
For the occupation of Crimea and certain territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the United States and the EU imposed a number of sanctions against the Kremlin.
Putin himself denies the involvement of his country in resolving the conflict in Donbass, claiming that there are no Russian troops in ORDLO.
At the same time, Russia is trying to persuade Ukraine to negotiate directly with the militants, stating that it is only a “third party” in order to absolve itself of responsibility for the started aggression and avoid tougher sanctions.