“Change the Donbass Crimea” – the Ambassador about the purpose of Russia’s war against Ukraine

War in Donbass – permanent instrument of influence on Ukraine – Ambassador. Photo: Vkontakte

By Russia of its aggression is trying to change the Donbas to the Crimea and to create in the East a permanent instrument of influence on Ukraine.

This opinion was expressed by Director of the Diplomatic Academy of a name of Gennady Udovenko under the MFA of Ukraine, extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine Sergei Korsun, UNIAN reports.

“I think that when we’re talking about Donbass, it is necessary to distinguish that Russia is 100% external conflict with an external dimension. Russia in no way claims to solve some internal problems or to raise the profile Putin once again to “incredible heights” – he said.

In addition, the Ambassador outlined the main objective pursued by Russia and the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. “She has a goal: to try to change in the Donbass, the Crimea, forcing the Americans still speak of Russia as something else than they say now and, of course, to solve the main question is to obtain a permanent instrument of influence on Ukraine”, – he added.

According to him, the conflict in the Donbas for Ukraine is an internal problem.

“We are trying to return the Donbass, does not solve any external problems we try to solve our internal situation,” – said the diplomat.

In the three years since the adoption of the “Minsk-2” Russia has not fulfilled any clause of the agreement. About this in his Twitter wrote the press Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs in Donetsk region.