Feb 21, 2022 at 5:39 p.m. I Paid content
Putin is due to decide on Monday.
MOSCOW, BRATISLAVA. This is just Kremlin propaganda during the Donbas crisis, he commented a week ago for the OpenDemocracy website Ukrainian political commentator Vitaly Portnikov calls on the Russian parliament to be president Vladimir Putin recognized the two self-proclaimed republics of eastern Ukraine as independent states.
“If the Kremlin really wanted to recognize the independence of these territories, it would have done it completely differently. “Putin or at least Dmitry Medvedev would suggest it,” he said at the time. And on Monday, Medvedev, the former president and current vice chairman of the security committee, suggested it.
“We do not see any signs of improvement, the only way out of the current situation is to recognize the legal status of these territories,” Medvedev said. Putin only noted that he will make the decision on Monday. This would bring a major breakthrough in the conflict over eastern Ukraine.