Pro-Russian Rebel Leader Promises a New Breakaway Ukrainian Region

Russians won’t be happy until everything is broken:

The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine proposed on Tuesday replacing Ukraine with a new federal state, in comments that could further undermine a 2015 peace deal that is already faltering.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rejected the idea, describing Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), as part of “a puppet show”, with Russia pulling his strings in order to relay a message.

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  • ismiselemeas

    Why anyone would want to align themselves politically and economically to Russia is beyond me.

  • New Centurion

    Not a job I’d want. The last leader of the pro-Russian DNR ended up with an RPO – A Shmel in his office.