The head of the National Police of Ukraine, Ihor Klymenko, believes that the main problem in the de-occupation of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions will be the residents of these territories, who lived under the control of the Russian Federation for eight years. He stated this in an interview with the RBC-Ukraine newspaper.
According to the head of the National Police, the residents of Donbas are "poisoned by Russian propaganda."
"Large territories that have not heard the Ukrainian language for 8.5 years. In which hatred for everything Ukrainian, for Ukraine, was cultivated and propagated. Therefore, the main problem is the people," Klymenko commented.
He also reminded that the children who were born after the occupation of the territory in 2014-2015 have already started studying in the second grade.
Thus, after the liberation of Donbas, the main task for Ukraine will be to show all residents of the region who did not participate in illegal armed formations that the Ukrainian government is legitimate, that it is real and truly better than the Russian one.
"And the main thing is that this is the territory of our state - not the Russian Federation, nor any "allied state", namely Ukraine," the police chief stressed.
According to Klymenko, after liberation, many residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, impregnated with anti-Ukrainian propaganda, will go to Russia.