Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin agrees with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who stated the expediency of returning Ukraine to the borders of 1922, that is, at the time of its entry into the USSR. He told this in an interview with one of the separatist media.
"The revision of the borders of Ukraine is a topical issue, and we are extremely glad that this issue is being raised - so far in such a discussion, in the form of a signal… In fact, we believe that this (the return of Ukraine to the borders of 1922 - OstroV) would be fair", - Pushilin commented on the pseudoscientific article of the President of the Russian Federation about the alleged unity of the Ukrainian and Russian peoples.
In the opinion of the "head" who does not know the history well, such a revision of the borders would mean the recognition of the historical belonging of Donbas to Russia.
In fact, at the time of joining the USSR, the Ukrainian SSR legally included not only the entire Ukrainian Donbas, but also part of the modern Rostov oblast of the Russian Federation, including Taganrog.
Thus, the implementation of the imperial statements of the president of the aggressor country would in fact mean the unconditional withdrawal of the Russian occupation troops from CADLO and the transfer of part of the Rostov oblast - eastern Donbas - under the jurisdiction of Ukraine.