Kateryna Schwartz16:35, 08.12.22
All these years, Putin declared that Russia is not a party to the conflict in Donbas.
The head of the Just Russia party, Serhiy Mironov, who is a close ally of Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin, admitted that Russia had been supplying Donbas with weapons since 2014.
“Since 2014, the SRZP party has been supplying Donbass not only with medicines and food products. I will say it carefully: we supply dual-purpose products. Today we can talk about this openly. We help all those who, with weapons in their hands, defend the right to speak their native Russian language.” , he wrote on Twitter .
As noted by journalist Denys Kazanskyi in his story, Mironov thus openly admitted that Russia supplied Donbass not only with humanitarian aid, but also with dual-use products, i.e. weapons or components for creating weapons and military equipment.
“Here is the answer to the question ‘where were you for 8 years?’ For eight years, Russia waged war in Donbas, turning this region into ruins and turning people’s lives into an endless hell,” the journalist wrote.
According to him, Putin’s associate did not reveal any previously unknown facts, he only confirmed what had been known for a long time.
“All this time, Russia declared that it does not take part in hostilities in Donbas, that some miners and tractor drivers are allegedly fighting there, and that weapons, tanks and other equipment were found somewhere… Putin declared that Russia is not a party to the conflict in Donbas “, Kazansky recalled.
The war in Ukraine: Putin’s latest statements
Today, December 8, Putin accused Ukraine of the fact that the Russian army is shelling the country’s critical infrastructure:
“Now there is a lot of noise about our strikes on the energy infrastructure of a neighboring country. Yes, we are doing it. But who started it? Who struck the Crimean bridge, who blew up power lines from the Kursk nuclear power plant, who is not supplying water to Donetsk?”.
On December 7, Putin said that the war in Ukraine could become a “long process.” He called the “emergence of new territories” a “significant result” of the war waged against Ukraine.
In addition, Putin said that “the threat of nuclear war is growing, what a sin to hide” : “Russia will not be the first to use nuclear weapons, but if it does not use the first, it means that it will not use the second.”
Though some were fooled and still are thinking it was some sort of separatist action being supported by rashists. There are those of us who always knew it was a ruse and always was a rashist land grab by rashists sent to destabilize Ukraine and make the lives of those close to and ensnared by a living hell.