Donetsk, Jan 26 – DAN. DPR will welcome any Russian decision on assistance to the Republics of Donbass, the Donetsk Republic's Head Denis Pushilin said.

"We shall welcome any Russia's decision on assistance to the Republics of Donbass to be able to withstand the impending Ukrainian aggression. Proposals of the First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council and Secretary of the General Council of United Russia Andrey Turchak in this context are significant for us," he said.

The DPR Head's Administration said that Turchak proposed sending in military aid to "enhance their (Republics') defence capacity and ability to deter  military aggression clearly being prepared by Kiev".

The head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma, Vladimir Vasiliev, said that the party had initiated an appeal to the leadership of the Russian Federation regarding the supply of military production to Donbass.

Pushilin added that if such a decision is made, it will significantly strengthen the defensive capabilities of Donetsk and, given the need to resist the state-of-art weapons, will allow more effective safeguarding of the civilian population of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.

In addition, assistance from Russia is a logical step in view of the “increasing security threats to citizens of the Russian Federation living in Donbass and the obvious destabilization of the situation near their borders". *ot