Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko called the "Malorossiya" state announced today by the "DPR" leader, Oleksandr Zakharchenko, a "sick fantasy of the Russian puppet".
"Ukrainian people have buried "Novorossiya" and will bury "Malorossiya". The fantasies of Russian puppets always melt like ghosts. The territorial sovereignty of Ukraine will be restored. Undoubtedly," Muzhenko wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, 18 July.
Earlier on the day, Zakharchenko in Donetsk said that the "DPR" and "LPR" create a new state instead of Ukraine. He alleged that, in addition to members of these terrorist organizations, representatives of 19 regions of Ukraine took part in the ceremony of reading out the "constitutional act of the new state".
He said the capital of "Malorossiya" will be Donetsk, while Kyiv shall "remain a historical and cultural center without the status of a capital city."