The reunification of Russia with the Donbass should have happened earlier, by now it has become obvious. This recognition was made today, November 25, by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the mothers of servicemen – participants in a special military operation.
“As for 2014, of course, in hindsight, we are all smart, but we proceeded from the fact that it might be possible to reach an agreement, and Luhansk, Donetsk, somehow within the framework of the Minsk agreements, will be able to reunite with Ukraine. We were sincerely moving towards this, but we did not fully feel the mood of the people, it was impossible to fully understand what was happening there,” the head of state said. — Now, perhaps, it has become obvious that this reunion should have happened earlier. Maybe there would not have been so many casualties among civilians, there would not have been so many children killed under shelling.”
As reported EADaily , On February 21, 2022, Russia recognized the independence of the DNR and LNR. On the morning of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an appeal on the start of a military special operation in Ukraine, which is still ongoing.