Dmitry Novikov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs (Communist Party faction), declared the need to recognize the People’s Democratic Republic of Donetsk and the People’s Republic of Lugansk.
“We are in favor of recognizing the Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics, and the lack of such recognition leads to the fact that politicians in Lugansk are beginning to stagger and talk about the possibility of reintegration into Ukraine,” he said at a press conference in Moscow.
Novikov also stressed that Russia must deal with its problems “without external interference”. He explained that an attempt is being made to destabilise the situation in Russia with the aim of inspiring a color revolution that will lead to the disintegration of the country.
“Russia must defend itself,” the MP stressed.