Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
25th January, 2016
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the Interregional forum of the popular front stated the groundlessness of the transfer of Donbass to Ukraine during Soviet times.
"Moreover, that at a border of multi-ethnicity, in fact, of a unitary state, with borders remotely determined arbitrarily are not always justified. Well, so they put Donbass into Ukraine. Under what pretext? The rising interest of the proletariat in Ukraine for there to be more social support there. Well just look at such nonsense! And this is not the only example," he said.