Putin's statement direct blackmail to U.S., war threat to Kyiv – MP
MP Iryna Friz (BPP), head of subcommittee on security of government information systems of Rada's national security and defense committee, has said that the statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin on possible moves by "DPR" and "LPR" terrorists in case the United States supplies lethal aid to Ukraine is in fact a blackmail against the U.S. and a threat of war toward Ukraine.
"With this statement, the Russian leader has officially confirmed claims of the Ukrainian side: Kremlin's full control and management of "LPR" and "DPR" terrorist organizations, arms supplies, planning and carrying out subversive acts against the sovereign state of Ukraine. Russian president's frankness should be the basis for the strengthening of economic and political pressure on Moscow," she wrote on Facebook.
According to MP Friz, "militants of the self-proclaimed puppet 'republics' today have neither the required resources nor the potential for an independent offensive."
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In her opinion, such statements by Putin cannot remain unnoticed in Europe.
The deputy is convinced that Ukraine should initiate hearings at the UN, and an investigation into the issue of Russia's support for international terrorism.