Representative of the People's Republic of Donetsk in Russia, Andrei Rodkin, started that the militia of the breakaway republics were ready to negotiate truce with Kiev. According to him, the militia are interested to stop the killings of civilians and the destruction of infrastructure in the region, RIA Novosti reports.
"We want peace and we are ready to discuss truce to stop the killings of civilians and destruction of infrastructure," he said at a meeting at the Federation Council.
In general, he described the situation in the zone of armed clashes as "complex and tense." "It can not be otherwise given the overwhelming superiority of the Ukrainian army."
"There are not many of us, but, in all likelihood, we will defend ourselves. Today, there are three "pots," where the Ukrainian military men are staying. These are airports of Luhansk and Donetsk airport and the Ukrainian group that was surrounded two days ago during a special operation in Marinovka," Rodkin said.
Should the Ukrainian army build up its groups, the militia are ready to proceed to the guerrilla war tactics, said the representative of the self-proclaimed republic.
As for the crash of the Malaysian Boeing-777 in the south-eastern Ukraine, Rodkin repeated that the militia did not have the weapons capable of shooting down the aircraft at an altitude of 10 kilometers.
More than 3,500 people were detained during unprecedented mass protests that swept across all of Russia in support of Alexey Navalny on January 23