Donbass. Kuchma instead of tanks?
The current Ukrainian president said that participation in the negotiation process of Leonid Kuchma testifies to the high attention that Kiev is paying to the meeting in Donetsk.
It is a pity that in Russia there was no ex-president unoccupied in the civil service who could be sent for negotiations ...
Before the start of negotiations, the Ukrainian side denied that it was ready to sit down at the same table with the representatives of the DPR. Agency Interfax reports that representatives of the leadership of the Donetsk People's Republic can still take part in the meeting. In particular, we are talking about a man like Alexander Boroday - the Prime Minister of the DPR. In the DNI, this information is not confirmed.
In addition to these individuals, the following will take part in the negotiations to resolve the situation in the south-east
leader of the public movement “Ukrainian choice” Viktor Medvedchuk and deputy Nestor Shufrich. Medvedchuk headed the presidential administration of Ukraine under Leonid Kuchma.
His reaction to Medvedchuk's arrival in Donetsk and the idea of holding the talks themselves were expressed in The Kremlin:
As it became known, during the talks with representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic, V. Medvedchuk agreed to meet with the OSCE mission to establish a dialogue between Kiev and south-eastern Ukraine, which the Russian Federation supports at the ambassador level.
The President of Russia has repeatedly stated that the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine is possible only through a peaceful dialogue and taking into account the interests of the eastern regions of the country.
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