Arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was released from a US prison as a result of an exchange, arrived in the occupied Donbas and stated his readiness to "help ursians in need". He told about the creation of a certain structure during an illegal, from the point of view of Ukrainian legislation, conference of the "local branch of the LDPR" in Yenakiieve, - separatist media write.
"There was a discussion at the level of the State Duma that there was a need to create a federal body that would provide assistance to all Russians who find themselves in difficult situations, especially abroad", - Bout told.
Russian businessman Bout was detained in Bangkok in 2008 at the request of the USA for illegally supplying weapons to a Colombian terrorist group. He was extradited to the USA, where he was sentenced to 25 years in prison and a $15 million fine. On December 8, he was returned to russia as a result of an exchange for American basketball player Brittney Griner.