‘Can the United Nations Unite Ukraine?’

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According to Volker, it is clear that he Russian are responsible for the situation in the Donbas region of Ukraine.

“The so-called Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic are entities created by Russia to create a political fact on the ground, to help mask Russia’s role and cement an ongoing conflict,” Volker said during a panel discussion at the Hudson Institute think tank based in Washington, D.C.

“They need to be disbanded. There is no place for them in Ukraine’s constitutional order. What the Minsk agreements are about is the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and these entities have to go away,” he said. “They essentially function as local warlords engaged mostly in black market profiting. It’s a money-making enterprise,” stated the US Ambassador to Ukraine Kurt Volker.

The whole interview can be watched here.