According to Pushkov, it was not pro-Russian militants or Russian forces, but the Ukrainian military, who bombed the cities of the Donbas, that is why Ukraine should not demand compensation from Russia, Joinfo.ua reports.
"The Kyiv regime was devotedly destroying the Donbas, was bombing cities and factories, and now demands 350 billion dollars. From Russia. It's strange. And with no chance to success," said Pushkov.
In turn, Franz Klintsevich, a member of the Duma Committee on Defense, was also surprised to receive the request from Ukraine to pay compensation for the war in the Donbas. "Alexander Borovyk estimated the damage from the hostilities in the south-east of Ukraine. He got $ 350 billion. Let it be, although the method of calculation, to say the least, is surprising," said the deputy.
"The people of the Donbas do require compensation for the war against them, for the innocent lives, for destruction of the economic potential and the blockade. Demand it from Kyiv. And not only in dollars," the MP said.
It should be recalled that earlier, Oleksandr Borovyk, Deputy Minister for Economic Development of Ukraine, said that Moscow must pay $ 350 billion compensation to Kyiv for losses associated with the destruction of the Donbas. According to Borovyk, Ukraine should establish the exact amount and be prepared to defend its interests.