Presence of Russian troops in Donbas is no longer censored, - Russian mercenary Zhuchkovskiy

Russian mercenary Aleksandr Zhuchkovskiy claims that Russia no longer censors the presence of Russian advisers, curators, and soldiers in the temporarily occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The mercenary says that such censorship has ended since autumn 2016, Censor.NET reports.

"The ban on the mentioning of the Russian support of the "LPR" and "DPR" [so called 'Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics' - ed.] is now ended. Now it is even being encouraged. In Minsk, the "LPR" representative Vladislav Deinego spoke openly on the participation of the Russian Armed Forces in the Donbas war,'' he said.

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As an example, Zhuchkovskiy cited an article on the pro-Kremlin Ukraina.ru website, which reads: "It has become abundantly clear that Russia has come to the Donbas forever and won't go away. Russian experts rule armies of the republics and Russian advisers supervise the key areas in economy. In fact, the region is a Russian territory, although it is currently impossible to legalize this status".

"A year ago, such texts were censored, but now it is a common practice," Zhuchkovskiy said.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n422403