The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR), Alexander Zakharchenko, said that in order to break the deadlock in Ukraine, it is necessary to create a new state for a period of three years - Little Russia. About this 18 July, reports Interfax.
"We, representatives of the regions of the former Ukraine, with the exception of the Crimea, declare the establishment of a new state, which is the successor of Ukraine. We agree that the new state will be called Little Russia, since the name Ukraine itself discredited itself, "he said.
According to Zakharchenko, the capital of the new state will be the city of Donetsk, and Kiev is given the status of a historical and cultural center. The flag of Bogdan Khmelnitsky will be recognized as the national flag. "We proceed from the fact that the Donetsk People's Republic, along with the Luhansk People's Republic, remain the only territories of Ukraine, not counting the Crimea, where the legitimate authority is preserved," he added.
The armed conflict in the Donbas began in the spring of 2014 after the attempt of the new Kiev authorities to suppress by force the speeches in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The parties have repeatedly announced a truce, but it has not been possible to completely stop the fighting.