Pushilin: DPR is able to repel the attack Kiev if necessary

© RIA Novosti / Artem to Getinitiated in photomontages Pushilin. Archival photoPushilin: DPR is able to repel the attack Kiev if necessary© RIA Novosti / Artem to Getinitiated the image Bank

Donetsk national Republic is able to repel the attack of armed forces of Ukraine, if need be, the speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Denis Putilin.

Earlier, the Deputy commander of the operational command of the self-proclaimed DND Eduard Baturin said that the Ukrainian security forces in Donbass formed the assault force in excess of 12 thousand people, to attack positions of forces of DNR in Mariupol direction.

«Of course, we would not like to see the situation took the worst of the way in which she, alas, cannot go. But the Donetsk people’s Republic are able to repel the Ukrainian offensive, if need be,» — said Pushilin in an interview to the newspaper «Izvestia».

He also added that the Republic considers itself the right to avenge the murder Zakharchenko, but believes that it is too early to decide «what to do next and how to proceed after this tragedy.»

The head of DNR Zakharchenko died 31 August as a result of explosion in cafe «Separable» in the center of Donetsk. Minister of incomes and fees of the self-proclaimed Republic Alexander Timofeev in the explosion were seriously injured. In addition, killing the guard Zakharchenko. According to the MOE, injured 11 people. The DPR authorities acknowledged the incident a terrorist attack. According to the acting head of the Republic Dmitry Trapeznikov, on suspicion of murder Zakharchenko detained several people, they confirmed that there was a diversion from Kiev. In turn, the security service of Ukraine has rejected allegations of involvement in the murder.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the murder cowardly Zakharchenko, noting that those who chose the path of terror, do not want to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that there is little doubt that the murder of the head of DND is Kiev. The RF IC opened a criminal case.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.