Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin intends to build a kind of "Russian national state" in the occupied Donbas. He stated this at a meeting with members of the so-called Kind Russian People club in Moscow, - separatist media report.
According to Pushilin, this "state" will be built on the basis of the "Russian Donbass" doctrine.
"The doctrine should form the basis of regulatory legal acts. Active work is underway, because we need to change not only the laws, but in some part, we also need to change the Constitution. We are building the Russian national state – this should be reflected in the regulatory legal acts. We consider this to be absolutely correct", - the puppet ruler of CADO stated.
As previously reported, the "Russian Donbass" doctrine was adopted at the so-called "integration forum" in occupied Donetsk at the beginning of 2021, which provides for "constitutional, legal and political formalization of the DNR and LNR as a Russian national statehood for the Russian people of Donbass". Moreover, the doctrine proclaims a course towards the occupation of the entire Donbas by the "republics" ("Establishing control of the DNR and LNR over all territories of the former Donetsk and Lugansk oblast"). These and other provisions of the "doctrine" fundamentally contradict the Minsk agreements, which provide for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine by granting the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas the status of "areas with a special procedure for local self-government". Such concepts as "DNR" or "LNR", especially in the status of some "national Russian states", do not appear in the Minsk documents at all.
In response to the tough response of the world community, occupation authorities of the "DNR" hastened to state that the "Russian Donbass" doctrine does not contradict the Minsk agreements, since it was not "officially" adopted.
The doctrine "was not officially adopted at the level of legislative bodies as a normative act, but is a brainchild of the scientific, cultural and educational communities of the Republic, reflecting the mood and aspirations of the region's residents", - Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself "Minister of Foreign Affairs", explained.