The Russian authorities are considering the option of replacing the leaders of the terrorist groups "DPR" and "LPR", the "News of Donbas" reported.
According to the information of the publication, the "DPR" can be headed by the ex-MP of the Party of Regions Aleksandr Bobkov, and "LPR" - by the leader of the Ukrainian party "Union of Left Forces" with criminal records Vasily Volga.
Sources further inform that 20 days ago an assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov came to Donetsk. Allegedly, Surkov recommended to "prepare for reintegration."
According to open data, Bobkov was one of the organizers of the "DPR". In 2015-2016, he commanded a squadron of terrorists in the gang "Pyatnashki." Now he is managing the separatist "Oplot TV", which broadcasts in the occupied Donetsk.
Earlier, on August 21, Surkov met with the new Special Representative of the United States for Ukraine Kurt Volker in Minsk.
Following the meeting, the Russian side began to admit the deployment of peacekeepers in the zone of military operations in the Donbas.