He believes that the idea of escalation in the Donbas forced “one of the towers of the Kremlin” – a group of security forces.
Before the voting on the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Kremlin was pushing the idea of escalation of the situation in the Donbass.
About it in interview “Today” told the Russian political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin.
“Before the vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation – and Russia also expected the escalation in the Donbas. If you remember, there was mobilized, fully operational (the leaders of “DNR” and “LNR”. – Ed.). Why expect, I hope, is clear: the escalation in the Donbas is one of the variants of the mobilization of Russian voters. All these horror stories about what Russian offense wherever they can, and so we need to rally around Vladimir Putin to give back and protect the brothers in the culture. “Russian hit”, respectively, only Putin can protect them. And some part of people who invite Putin scenario, this option is really forced, ” – said the expert.
According to him, was pre-training: tough statements were made, the mobilization was announced, the degree began to increase. “But the escalation of hostilities in earnest was not – Putin has decided that he does not need to receive a mandate to stay in power. Accordingly, all these Donetsk leaders quickly turned the flags and began to speak about the world,” said Oreshkin.
He believes that the idea of escalation in the Donbas forced “one of the towers of the Kremlin” – a group of security forces. The analyst explained, Putin received a mandate through electoral fraud – solved the problem in a simple way, without relying on the security forces, relying on the bureaucratic structure.
“Functional requirements of exacerbation was not. Without him. This is the General background, which made possible the armistice agreement. Now, actually, about the peace process. Why not just not go to the aggravation, but went on a cease-fire. The answer is simple: no money, the new sanctions do not want to get… “, – said Oreshkin.
From midnight on 27 July, the separation line in the area of operations of the combined forces in the Donbas there is a regime of complete cease-fire. The armistice agreement was reached in the Trilateral contact group (Ukraine, Russia, OSCE) on settling the situation in Donbas on July 22.
At the same time, the Kremlin has stated that it cannot guarantee the ceasefire in the Donbass.
According to the headquarters operations of the combined forces since the Ukrainian military record almost every day for a few provocative shots from fighters.
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