Militants of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" may claim openly to seizure of the territory of Kherson region. It was stated by leader of the "DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko during the so-called on-line conference with residents of Kherson region, - reports separatist DAN website.
"We do recognize that we are successor of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic. It means that the entire territory of the DKRR is ours. Kherson region and many other settlements are the territory we may openly claim," - he said.
Zakharchenko added that the idea of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Novorossia "is not dead".
"Today it is just about restoration of historical justice. When it is restored – this issue, but I'm sure it will happen soon. We’ll participate in state building," - he said.
Reference: Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic - Soviet republic of the RSFSR, the Bolsheviks established on the territory of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog basin as opposed to the Ukrainian People's Republic. On February 17th, 1919 RSFSR Council of Defence made a decision on the elimination of Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic.