Ukrainian issue: Putin throws dust in Merkel’s eyes

Russia is carrying out its plan of invasion, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yatsenyuk says.

‘I want to address the citizens of eastern Ukraine. It’s obvious that the anti-Donetsk, anti-Kharkiv scenario is playing now. And all the troops still mass on Ukraine’s border, but we won’t let foreign troops to enter Ukraine,’ Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Monday.

Mr Yatsenyuk expressed hope that the citizens of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv oblasts want to live in united country.

He also said that he’s certain the government ‘will settle down the situation in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts,’ where separatists still hold government buildings and are trying to force a Crimean-style referendum to join Russia.

On April, 6 groups of separatists occupied the buildings of the Security Service (SBU) in Donetsk and Luhansk (eastern Ukraine). In Donetsk secessionists read out the Declaration of independence of Donetsk People’s Republic and are going to hold a a referendum over two questions ‘Are you in favour of the merger of the Republic of Donetsk into the newly-formed federal Ukraine as a sub-federal entity?’ and ‘Are you in favour of the merger of the Republic of Donetsk into the Russian Federation as a sub-federal entity?’.

It is to be recalled that during a redent telephone conversation Russia’s Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Russian troops massed up on Ukraine’s eastern frontier were leaving the area. But neither NATO military spokesmen nor Ukraine’s Defence Ministry have confirmed their redeployment.

Seizing the buildings and Putin’s lie are ample evidence of Moscow’s embodying the plan to attack Ukraine, Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili believes.


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