The only State Duma voted against the Crimea to Russia, Ilya Ponomarev, said there was Russian commandos in Ukraine.
This was the deputy wrote after visiting Ukraine in his blog on Ekho Moskvy.
"Mass of the Russian intervention, but there are special forces (GRU?) And subversive groups that perform the directing and organizing role for the so-called self-defense forces" - said Ilya Ponomarev.
He also said that one can not speak of the desire of the majority of inhabitants of the eastern regions of Ukraine to join Russia.
"Surveys on the distribution of forces in the three problem areas that I have seen in Moscow before leaving for Ukraine and in Kiev on arrival, practically coincide. Not strongly rounded figures can be said about four nearly equal groups of Donbass, Luhansk and Kharkiv region: 25-30% want to Russia, 20-25% want to remain part of Ukraine, but to become a federation, 25% want to remain part of Ukraine as a unitary state, and 25% did not know what he wants. In Russia wants is not the majority. Therefore, all current actions - a prologue to a full hot civil war, "- said Ponomarev.
Ponomarev said that the main reason for the protests in the south east is the fear of a new wave of property in the country and the fear of losing confidence in the future. Many residents of Donbass not want entry into Russia, especially the miners. They know that in the Rostov region of Russia closed all the mines, but four owned by Rinat Akhmetov, and the people were out of work.
"The Kiev government should go towards the east, if he wants to keep it as a part of the country. If the new Ukrainian authorities have adequate people, then they have to go out to meet people - and presidential candidates, and the Prime Minister, and the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada. They have to come in person and in the Slavic and Kramators'k and Kharkov, and other cities - to enter the area to communicate with people who are not afraid of what might threw eggs ", - said Ponomarev.
He also called on the Ukrainian authorities to hold a nationwide referendum on federalization, and added that the chance to get on it more than 25% of the supporters of the Federation no.
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