Poroshenko not exclude the annexation of the Donbas by Russia

On the eve of presidential elections in Russia, the occupants may attempt in the form of pseudo-referendums in Donbas, and to dissociate the region from Ukraine. About it in interview “Today” told the Deputy head of the presidential Administration Konstantin Eliseev.

“What is happening now is the creeping transformation of the situation in the Transnistrian scenario. Therefore, do not exclude the holding of any referenda or local elections, even fake, from which Russia dissociate themselves, but in fact de facto will do its utmost to support and promote,” said Elisha.

He stressed that everything will depend on the position of Ukraine, and effective cooperation with partner countries to prevent such a scenario.

Recently, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the main goal for Donbass – is the restoration of the territorial integrity of the country. He noted that the authorities will seek the return of Donbas to Ukraine and Ukraine at Donbass.

In turn, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry said that during his visit to the USA the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin received assurances that the Crimea and the Donbass will not be the subject of bargaining between Washington and Moscow.

The full interview with Konstantin Yeliseyev read here.