Following Vladimir Putin, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has admitted the possibility of recognition of the so-called "republics of Donbas". He made a rather vague hint when answering a question from journalists about why the head of the Kremlin called the fake "DNR" and "LNR" unrecognized "republics" so far.
"There was no such (official recognition of the occupied territories as "independent states" - OstroV) recognition, they remain self-proclaimed republics", - Peskov said.
At the same time, he made it clear that Russia may reconsider its position. "We see that the process of resolving this conflict is dragging out, it is reaching a dead end in many respects. Therefore, it is now generally difficult to predict what prospects will be for these republics", - he said.
As in the case of V.Putin's hint on the recognition of the "DNR/LNR", separatist propaganda began to actively replicate the vague statements of his press secretary.