People fighting in Donetsk National Republic and Luhansk National Republic are locals, these people have grown up here, their parents have been here, their grandparents are from here. For Western media to say it’s Russian aggression, that Russia is totally at blame for all this is not factual. It is the people here that want their freedom.
The areas that were put under Martial law in Ukraine are all pro-Russian areas, or the areas that did not vote in 2014 election because they were a part of their new countries – Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, or the areas where Poroshenko lost. Areas under martial law are the areas most against him. If the election is allowed to continue he will not be re-elected. With this martial law he has the ability to stay in power.
Claims about the martial law imposed on pro-Russian areas are misleading and unsubstantiated. The martial law was applied to 10 Ukrainian regions that are bordering Russia, the Sea of Azov and unrecognised Transistria. As shown by the Polygraph, majority of those regions supported Poroshenko's candidacy in the previous presidential poll.