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Zakharchenko congratulated Putin and blabbed that Russian President helped "invaluably" to build the "republic" 10/07/2016 21:30:20. Total views 556. Views today — 0.

The leader of the "DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his birthday while recognizing the serious RF interference in the internal affairs of sovereign Ukraine. It is understood from the text of the congratulatory militant’s letter addressed to the Russian President.

"Help from the Russian Federation and your team, your personal support to residents of Donbass at the diplomatic level, in international politics, in the building of government institutions of our young republic are priceless," - wrote Zakharchenko.

At the same time, Putin regularly distanced himself from the process of "state-building" in occupied Donbass. He says that Russia is not a party to the conflict, the war in Donbass is a civil conflict and that Russia supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Russia does not recognize the "republics" of Donbass officially, although de facto regularly provides them with military aid (arms and personnel) and money.