The Kremlin does not believe that the participation of Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov in the ceremony of opening the monument to the heroes of Donbass in the Rostov-na-Donu discreditied Russia as a mediator in the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine.

Part of Surkov in the opening of a monument destroyed in the Donbas mercenaries not discreditied Russia's position in the Minsk process, - Peskov writes About this mediaUA with reference to RBC.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Russia "was and remains the guarantor of the Minsk agreements".
"Still, we are talking about that the characters, say the authors of a monument, protect the Donbass from the aggression of extremist elements that came from Ukraine. Do you know which event precipitated everything that is happening in the South-East of Ukraine", - said Peskov.
Moscow continues to pursue a "consistent policy to comprehensively support the implementation of the Minsk agreements by the parties, which is to be done," - said Putin's press Secretary.

Put a monument in the Park. Ostrovsky in Rostov-na-Donu, the opening ceremony was held on October 16. In addition to Surkov, it was also attended by the leader of the terrorist organization "DNR" Alexander Zakharchenko, the terrorist, the head of the "Union of volunteers of Donbass" Alexander Boroday and representatives of the authorities of the Rostov region.
The installation of the monument caused outrage among social activists in Rostov, they asked the authorities to dismantle the monument to mercenaries. The regional Prosecutor's office said that the monument received a complaint, the authorities are studying it.