The two separatist regions of eastern Ukraine are calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize them as independent states— a move that will likely worsen the hostile tensions in the country and lead to inevitable conflicts.
On Monday, the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin, urged Putin to observe the breakaway republic as an independent state. During the same address, Leonid Pasechnik, the leader of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), also appealed to Moscow, urging the president to recognize the breakaway region’s sovereignty in order to avert casualties of ethnic Russians, as well as provide military aid.
“I ask you to recognize the sovereignty and independence of the Lugansk People’s Republic. I also ask you to consider the possibility of concluding a friendship and cooperation agreement between the LPR and the Russian Federation, including cooperation in defense,” said Pasechnik on the Russia-24 television channel.
As a result, Putin called on his top security advisors to discuss Pushilin’s and Pasechnik’s calls to action, while simultaneously accusing Ukraine of orchestrating attacks alongside the Donbass border regions in recent days. However, both the European Union and NATO have warned against such a move, suggesting that it would cause an alarming rise in conflict, as well as serve as a precursor for additional western sanctions against Moscow.
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