DPR president Zakharchenko doesn't mince his words during an altercation with a Ukrainian officer
This video shows a heated discussion between Donetsk People's Republic president Aleksandr Zakharchenko and a Ukrainian Army representative.
It was recorded during a meeting mediated by the OSCE near Donetsk airport, during which the parties tried to agree upon a ceasefire.
The UAF officer stated that they would keep shelling Donetsk until DPR forces stopped attacking Ukrainian troops at the airport: “Our soldiers are dying in the terminal. As soon as the terminal storming ends, we will stop shooting”.
Please keep in mind that the DPR operation started as a result of massive Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk on 11 January.
The cynical explanation of Ukrainian officer provoked an emotional reaction from the head of the DPR.
“This is my mother-in-law’s house” – said Zakharchenko as he pointed at homes destroyed by shelling – “so now you want to tell me that your soldiers are dying there? Bastards and scoundrels are dying there! I am telling this right to your face! I will destroy anyone, who comes here with a weapon! This is my land, the land, where I was born!”