Putin watches situation in Ukraine’s east with great alarm



Russian President Vladimir Putin is watching the situation in the east of Ukraine with great alarm, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says.

Asked about Putin’s reaction to reports coming from eastern Ukrainian regions asking the Russian president to interfere, Peskov told journalistsб “Unfortunately, many such requests, addressed personally to Putin and asking him to help, interfere in this or that form, are coming from eastern Ukraine”.

“The Russian president is watching the development of the situation in these regions with great alarm,” Peskov said.

“That’s all I can say on the issue,” the spokesman added.

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