MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. Kiev views Crimea and Donbass as expendable territories where Western military bases and biological laboratories can be deployed, Leonid Slutsky, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) and the chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee, said on Friday commenting on Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s statement about Kiev’s intention to retake Crimea by "non-military means".
"Zelensky said that he would be ‘only be in favor’ if someone suggested to Kiev how to return Crimea to Ukraine ‘by non-military means.’ For Kiev, Crimea and Donbass are merely expendable territories that can easily be given away to the West so that they can use them to set up military bases or bio laboratories for deadly experiments. In exchange for more cookies," Slutsky wrote on his Telegram channel.
Slutsky believes that in his statement Zelensky again demonstrated that "for the current Kiev authorities, people’s opinions and wishes mean nothing."
"It does not matter to the drug-addicted Nazis that the peninsula is the native land of the Crimeans, who long ago made their choice to reunify with Russia, who freely and openly cast their votes for it and became part of our country. Just like the defenders of Russian Donbass, against whom Kiev has been waging an eight-year war of extermination," the chairman of the Duma committee wrote.
According to Slutsky, Zelensky "only pretends to be a pseudo-peacekeeper ready for negotiations if someone suggests them in front of his Western masters."
"We will not leave our own people behind and will not give up our own! Never again will Crimea be Ukrainian, since it has returned to its native harbor - to Russia. Forever," Slutsky concluded.
Earlier, Zelensky said in an interview with the Financial Times that "if someone is ready to offer" Ukraine how to retake "Crimea by non-military means, I will only be in favor."