Kremlin: Putin has influence over the separatist republics in eastern Ukraine
The Russian President Press Secretary has said that Vladimir Putin has influence on the leaders of the LPR and DPR separatist republics.
Commenting on Putin’s recent talks with militants over the exchange of prisoners, Dmitry Peskov said that the influence is “not unlimited.”
“The president has never concealed that he has the opportunity to handle appeals, the ability to exert a certain influence – not unlimited, but definite,” the spokesman said.
Peskov said that the Kremlin “does not have the ability to somehow exert pressure on these unrecognized republics, and has no way to give someone instructions there.”
Peskov noted that Putin responded to …read more