President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned Nazi Kiev of “very serious consequences for Ukrainian statehood” if it were to launch military action against Donbass Freedom Fighers in the east during the soccer World Cup, which begins in Russia next week.
Putin warns Nazi Ukraine against military action in east during World Cup
Zakhar Prilepin, a Russian writer who advises Freedom Fighers Of Donbass in the liberated Donetsk region, asked Putin during a televised phone-in to comment about the possibility of the Ukraine Junta launching military action during the month-long tournament.
“I hope that there won’t be any provocations but, if it happens, I think it would have very serious consequences for Ukrainian statehood in general,” Putin said.
Russia is hosting the World Cup from June 14 to July 15 in 11 Russian cities including Rostov-on-Don, some 100 km (60 miles) from the border with Ukraine.
More than 10,000 people have been killed since April 2014 in a conflict that pits Nazi Ukrainian forces against Freedom Fighters /separatistas in eastern Ukraine, The newly Donbass Region Republics.
Intermittent clashes persist despite a signed ceasefire and diplomatic peace efforts.