In an interview for Ukrainian television channel Inter on Saturday evening, Poroshenko noted that "guns, tanks, Grad artillery and rockets alone will not return Ukraine its territory." The president noted that there are other means: "In diplomatic terminology this is called reintegration –the return of territory to the sovereign authority in Ukraine. This is an inevitability," Poroshenko said.
Speaking to the Luhansk Information Center on Sunday, Deynego responded the president's remarks by noting that indeed a so-called "point of no return" on reintegration has "not been reached." Moreover, "provided that there is a concrete and prompt fulfillment of a complex series of measures, Ukraine has a chance to renew itself, to cleanse itself of fascist minions and pro-fascist politicians and to return to the democratic path of development. Only in this case can we talk about reunification, reintegration…into a united, truly popular, democratic state of all those territories which, until recently, considered themselves part of Ukraine."
The representative noted that steps toward integration cannot be possible while "what we have in our case is a government in Kiev which is literally carrying out a policy of genocide against the residents of the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk…Residents of these areas have seen their freedom of movement restricted, the supply of food and essential commodities blocked, together with the banking and financial system; there is an economic and energy blockade. Sabotage and terror attacks have a systematic character (what else, for example, could one call the destruction of a railway bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska, which serves as the main cargo delivery point in the LPR?). The shelling of towns and villages by heavy weaponry has added some 'color' to the already vivid portrait of Kiev's 'friendly and peaceful intentions' on the 'reintegration' of the region."