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16 September 2020, 16:11

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Zelensky spins Donbass riots myths to dodge problems in Ukraine - lawmaker

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LUGANSK, September 16 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s statements alleging possible riots in the Donbass Republics are deliberate attempts to distract newsmakers from domestic problems, Lugansk People’s Republic parliament member Anna Mosina said.

In an interview with Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung, Zelensky said that LPR and DPR coalminers were not “faring well: they do not get decent wages and have to pay high prices for water and electricity and if people’s patience wears thin at some point, riots might occur.”

“The president blurs people’s vision with these myths, and diverts mass media from domestic problems and disorder in Ukraine,” Mosina said.

Zelensky is trying to show himself as “president who is concerned about Donbass residents. However, they do not stop shelling our territory. What kind of concern is it?  For Donbass residents, these words sound like absurd excuses and hypocrisy; nobody believes him. The only thing one could advise Vladimir  Zelensky is to remember his election promises,” the LPR parliamentarian said.

“Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky lives in a fanciful world; he conceives a “beautiful picture” of how the armed conflict in Donbass can be resolved, but the international community finds this picture absurd,” she said.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 16 September — Lugansk