Russia to continue attempts to return Ukraine under its imperial rule - Russian journo

18:30, 28 August 2017
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In the near future, the situation in Donbas will remain unchanged, Russian war reporter Arkady Babchenko told Focus magazine.

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Babchenko believes that neither Ukraine, nor Russia, nor the West has political will to move forward, Focus reports.

"Everything has come to an impasse. I suppose that Russia will not stop trying to get Ukraine back under its imperial rule. Russia is waiting, and with any deterioration of the situation here in Ukraine, new steps will be taken,"Babchenko said.

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According to him, as of today, Ukraine is holding its ground, having stopped from spreading a “cancer tumor.”

"The Kremlin wanted half of Ukraine, with Kharkiv, Odesa, etc. And if half the country came under Russian rule, we would be speaking about Ukraine’s state sovereignty. This would mean the Kremlin has accomplished its goal. But the Kremlin has not given up on its plans. We shouldn’t expect a full-blown war anymore but propaganda efforts will continue," Babchenko summed up. 

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