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"Ukraine is turning into a springboard for fighting the Russian Federation". Russian State Duma announces growing military threat in Donbass 10/18/2018 14:30:08. Total views 862. Views today — 2.

Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation state an increase in the military threat in Donbass. They adopted the corresponding statement at the plenary session on Thursday, October 18, - the website of the Russian State Duma reports.

"In fact, the Ukrainian authorities have embarked on the course of turning Ukraine into a springboard for fighting Russia and its people in all possible fronts and directions", — the statement said.

According to the Russian deputies, the attempts of Ukrainian authorities to "destroy the true Orthodox Church, legalize Ukrainian secession supported by the Ukrainian state and "bless" the continuation of the war against Russians and Russian speakers in the east of Ukraine" are an example of this.

Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation do not like the laws adopted by Ukrainian people's deputies. According to the Russian deputies, it is a question of "discrimination of the Russian-speaking population" and "a complete ban on the use of Russian language".

They are also convinced that certain "Western sponsors and inspirers" "are pushing the Ukrainian authorities to aggressive actions against their own people, to interethnic and inter-religious conflicts".

The statement stresses that "an attempt of a new large-scale military offensive by Ukraine" in the east of the country "will receive an adequate response and inevitably lead to disastrous consequences".

The State Duma of the Russian Federation states that historical responsibility for the course towards a break in Russian-Ukrainian relations lies with the leadership of Ukraine.

As reported, in his address to the Ukrainians on the evening of October 11, President Poroshenko stated that the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople had granted Autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church, and after the Council, the Primate of the Ukrainian Local Orthodox Church will receive Tomos.

The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) declared its continued presence in the full communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople impossible after it had made a decision on Ukraine.