The statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the recognition of the terrorist organizations “DNR and LNR” (Donetsk and Luhanks People’s Republicts) is not productive, caused a surge of panic among the militants and their supporters from the local population, Dmitry Tymchuk, a Ukrainian MP and Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, wrote on his Facebook page.
“Theses that "Putin surrounded the New Russia", that any "support from Russia” is expected to be ceased in the near future, and that dialogue in Minsk is only a pretext for Moscow to diplomatically abandon the occupied territories are widely distributed there,” D. Tymchuk posted.
According to him, the local militants spread rumors that agreements between Moscow and Kyiv on "amnesty" for terrorists have allegedly been reached. However, it is noted that only those militants who have not been directly involved in hostilities will be subjected to the amnesty.
“All the others - and that is the lion's share of the personnel of the "1st army corps of DPR" and "2nd army corps of LPR" - will be considered "war criminals" and fall under strict criminal prosecution by Ukraine,” Coordinator of the Information Resistance group emphasizes.
According to Tymchuk, the information that Russia will not allow its mercenaries to leave the Donbas and return to Russia is widely distributed among them.