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 Putin’s spokesperson slams reports on plan to join occupied Donbas to Russia, calls them naive

Spokesperson for the Russian president Dmitry Peskov claims that Moscow is not trying to integrate the breakaway “Donetsk and Luhansk Peoples Republics” into Russia.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Russian TASS news agency, Peskov said commenting on the article by Bloomberg about the Kremlin's plan stipulating Donbas separation from Ukraine.

"The question itself is absurd. For many years now both President Putin and Russian representatives at various levels have reiterated that Moscow does not try to integrate the breakaway republics of the Donbas - 'DPR' and 'LPR' - into the Russian Federation. Therefore such articles are some naive and low-level pieces of news," Peskov stressed.

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Asked if the Kremlin had some plan, Peskov said: "The only plan is to achieve implementation of the Minsk agreements."

Putin's press secretary also said that "Russia and its partners in the Normandy format negotiations held were trying to exert every possible influence to make Kyiv find a way out of the situation that developed after the civil war and a coup d'état three years ago."

Peskov also stressed that the 'DPR' and 'LPR' was Ukraine's domestic issue.

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