MOSCOW, June 13. /TASS/. The statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which he did on 7 June, about the dire consequences of possible provocations of Kiev in the Donbas during the world Cup in Russia was clear and self-explanatory.
This was reported to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, asked to explain the words of the head of state.
“President Putin is extremely clearly expresses his thoughts and says what he has in mind,” said Sands. “It says quite clearly” – he recalled.
“The question was, what happens if Ukraine uses the world Cup and decide to attack Donbass again wage a war, bloody and fratricidal,” – said Peskov. “President Putin very clearly answered,” he said.
During the “Straight line” on June 7, Putin expressed hope that during the championship “to provocations [on the part of Kiev to the Donbas] will not come”. “And if that happens, I think that this will have very serious consequences for Ukrainian statehood in General,” he said at the time.
The President of the Russian Federation expressed the view that provocation is talking about the inability of the current Ukrainian leadership to solve the problem. He stressed that the shelling of Donbass – “this is ridiculous from the point of view of the realization of the end result – the restoration of the territorial integrity of the country”. “Let’s see how the situation will develop and we will do everything to resolve it within the framework of the Minsk process and the Minsk arrangements”, – he promised.