One of the leaders of the pro-Russian militants in the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DNR"), has stated that Russia, unable to exterminate all Ukrainians, may resort to establishing concentration camps in which to “re-educate” the local population.

 

“We do not hold hatred towards Ukrainians. We do not have such a phenomenon,” Pavel Gubarev declared in a video shared on Twitter by Ukrainian journalist Denis Kazansky on Thursday.

 

“But if you speak to Ukrainians, they have a brutal hatred towards us,” he claimed.

The leader of the Donetsk militants argues that if Russia emerges victorious, it will need to coexist with Ukrainians in the occupied territories, adding: “I don’t know how we can live together after our victory.”

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“We cannot slaughter them [Ukrainians] there; we cannot commit genocide against them,” he said. “We will have to ‘re-educate’ them, create concentration camps.”

He claimes that for Russia to accomplish this, it must first secure victory “at any cost” and to “kill as many people as necessary.”

Gubarev was prominent at the beginning of pro-Russian protests in Donbass in 2014 later assuming the title of “the people's governor” of the Donetsk region. 

Last summer, Radio Liberty reported that Pavel Gubarev’s motive for fighting against Ukraine was for financial gain. 

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On Oct. 12 last year, he released a video warning that a people living in those regions annexed by Russia, as well as territories not yet captured by Russian troops, but claimed by the Kremlin, have the choice of accepting Moscow’s authority or dying.

“We [Russian forces] aren’t coming to kill you, but to convince you,” Gubarov said. “But if you don’t want to be convinced, we’ll kill you. We’ll kill as many as we have to: one million, five million, or exterminate all of you.”

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In July of this year, Gubarev was apprehended in the Russian capital of Moscow near the Mishchansky court building, which was hearing a case against another former leader of the “DNR” militants, Igor Girkin.

Gubarev was detained during a solitary protest where he demanded the release of Girkin. The former "DNR" leader was arrested as he spoke to the media about the Girkin case.

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Gordon Gray
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Ukraine should ask for the old M60A3 tanks ,M14 rifles and F14 fighter planes. I saw the Danes driving old tanks into holes on the beach to defend the island of Zealand. The M14 shoots the impounded Iranian rounds you will be receiving. The F14 was not updated so that more would be spent. The circuit boards are plug in for easy update. Glory to Ukraine. Death to the Orcs.

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jdog
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He needs to have a rest button put between his eyes.

jdog
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I meant reset

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Marci
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He is the perfect example of why Ukranians hate the orcs so much

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Pierre von Schwann
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We in the West -and that includes Ukraïne- still think most of the Russian people have reasonable thoughts. Unfortunately, they have not. The 180 degree paradigm is also apllicable here. Russia claims to denazify Ukraïne whilst using all means and terror a nazi-regime won't avoid. Mix this attitude with some wodka and state-tv / state-internet and you will get this braindead Kremlin-repeaters who are unfamiliair with the concept of shame.

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Neil Skirton
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Such a nice chap, wonders why the Ukrainians hate the Russian's ....is he thick or drunk or maybe both ? Unbelievably arrogant as he assumes that Russia will just take over someone else's land. If this is a sample of how Russia wants to operate then they're in for a nasty surprise. Ukraine isn't going to surrender to this bunch of medieval thugs ever.

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