"Today, the Russian Federation hanged Donbas as a stone on Ukraine's neck, it cannot take it completely to the Russian Federation. Crimea is enough for them to feel their economic situation," Horbulin said at a press conference in Kyiv.
"I do not think that this can happen, although there is such a desire among some leaders in Luhansk and Donetsk regions. But taking the Donbas burden – it is unlikely that Russia will resort to this," Horbulin said.
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