As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by "DPR" leader Oleksandr Zakharchenko on air of Union TV station captured by terrorists.
"I would like to mention one person. Since the first days of acute crisis which affected our land, from the first hours, from the first minutes, his heart ached for our people while he rendered assistance to us in all kinds of issues which could be petty at the beginning, childish. I would like to thank Russian president's aide Vladislav Yuryevich Surkov - the person we talk with on important and even not important issues," Zakharchenko said.
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