West molding Ukraine into ‘anti-Russia’ & West turns blind eye as crackdown on opposition makes Donbas peace unattainable – Putin


Ukraine is being manipulated by the West right into a type of anti-Russia and is turning into a severe danger for Moscow, which continuously must cope with points affecting its nationwide safety, in line with President Vladimir Putin.

Speaking on Friday, Putin additionally claimed that Ukraine’s crackdown on opposition politicians signifies that a peaceable decision to the unrest in Donbass is turning into more and more unlikely.

“It is very sad, but it appears that Ukraine is slowly but surely being turned into some kind of antipode of Russia, some kind of anti-Russia,” he advised the nation’s safety council, noting that their Western neighbor is being changed into a territory that continuously requires “special attention” from Moscow, “in terms of the security of Russia.”

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Putin additionally claimed that Ukraine is cleaning its politics of anybody who isn’t overtly anti-Russia, and accused the West of fully turning a blind eye to the adjustments.

“The decisions are clearly political and selective, aimed only at one thing – to clean the political field of those forces that advocate a peaceful resolution to the crisis in southeastern Ukraine, in Donbass, and that support good neighborly relations with Russia,” Putin mentioned, noting that opposition politician Viktor Medvedchuk, the chief of the Opposition Platform – For Life get together, was not too long ago arrested.

“It seems that now everyone who works with Russia will be brought to justice,” he continued.

On Thursday, Medvedchuk was positioned beneath 24-hour home arrest till July 9. He is suspected of treason, and is alleged to have handed confidential data to Russia. After the courtroom resolution, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev branded the choice ‘a witch hunt.’ His ally, politician Taras Kozak, can also be accused.

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Medvedchuk has a private connection to Putin, and, on Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov famous that he had met the Ukrainian politician many instances.

“We don’t intend to interfere in any way, but we want to be sure that it is not about a political witch-hunt or a purge aimed at getting rid of competing forces from the political field,” Peskov mentioned.

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