Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak commented on the words of the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Russia Dmitry Kozak that if Kiev arranges Srebrenitsa in Donbass, then Russia will be forced to defend itself.
“The Russian propaganda machine is working to increase the tension of the situation and to increase the pressure,” the Ukrainian representative said.
Podolyak also noted that he considers this to be pressure, both on Ukraine and on other participants in the Normandy format and on all countries that support Ukraine’s independence.
At the same time, Podolyak asked the question why, if Moscow continues to mention Srebrenica, Russia blocked the relevant resolution in the UN Security Council, which classified these events as genocide.
“Our army is ready for any development of events, but the state priority remains unchanged – it is always a bet on finding a diplomatic solution to end the war,” said an employee of the Office of the President of Ukraine. He stressed that for Ukraine, the aggravation of the situation in Donbass is really serious, it is not rhetoric and diplomatic games.
“But the fact that Russia uses the death of people for the next political manipulation – the whole world clearly sees,” – added Podolyak.