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 "Putin has long sought to return Donbas on his own terms," - Tuka

As soon as the occupied territory is liberated, two to three years have to pass before local elections can be held in the Donbas.

Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Heorhii Tuka said it on air of Espreso TV, Censor.NET reports.

"I support the official position. At least two or three years have to pass after the liberation before we can have any elections [in the occupied territory]," Tuka said.

He also sees no tragedy in civil-military administrations operating in the liberated areas of the Donbas during those years.

"Putin has long sought to return the Donbas on his own terms being either federalization or legitimization of existing gangs," the deputy minister added.

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