The leaders of terrorist groups "LPR" and "DPR" Igor Plotnitsky and Aleksandr Zakharchenko attended the celebration of the 363rd anniversary of the Pereyaslav Rada in Simferopol, where they met with the self-proclaimed Head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov. In a conversation with them Aksenov repeatedly called the annexed Crimea an ally of groups "DPR" and "LPR" and assured of the Crimean people sympathy:
“Crimeans support you, support "DPR" and "LPR". In terms of the goals and objectives that you set for the preservation of the spiritual space, we are your allies and friends.”
Plotnitsky, in turn, compared the events "Crimean Spring" to Pereiaslav Rada.
“Although the Pereyaslav Rada was held more than 360 years ago, the feat which was accomplished then, Crimea committed in 2014. To some extent you are the successors of this because you started the reunification of the Russian Empire. We also strive to return home to the Russian world,” the terrorist leader dreams.
Earlier it was reported that the leaders of Donbas militants Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky arrived in Crimea on the invitation of the "Russian community of the peninsula."
Ukraine recognizes groups "DPR" and "LPR" terrorist organizations.