“Everyone has the right to choose” - Zelensky invited pro-Russian residents of Donbass to move to Russia
In the Donbass, there are people who support Russia and they can move there, since the Russian Federation is now distributing illegal Russian passports.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky made a corresponding statement in an interview with Western media, commenting on one of the polls, according to which, the majority of residents of the occupied part of Donbas supposedly want to live in Russia.
The head of the Ukrainian state emphasized that in the occupied territories of the east of the country, there are those who support Ukraine, as well as a group of citizens whom he referred to as “confused residents”.
“For the confused inhabitants of the territories of Donbass now occupied, we should fight, and pro-Russian-minded people can move to Russia. Russia is now distributing illegal Russian passports. Everyone has the right to choose where they want to live,” Zelensky said.
According to the head of state, talking about Russian citizenship on the territory of Ukraine and calling it their country is “wrong and unfair.”
QHA media reported, that the President of Ukraine also told Western reporters that the Minsk Agreements first provide for the holding of elections in the ORDLO, and then the transfer of control over the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Donbass to Kyiv.
That said, Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his disagreement with how this issue was resolved in Minsk, saying that “the position of the Ukrainians is first the border, then the elections.”