LifeNews quotes Mr. Merzlikin’s statement:
If the Ukrainian parliamentarians are ready to discuss with the Russian opposition any options for improving relations, restoring relations between Russia and Ukraine, then why not.
On the eve it became known that Nadezhda Savchenko refused the title of "ATO member", after which the Verkhovna Rada began to voice ideas about preparing the presidential administration for the campaign to discredit Savchenko. Such an idea was expressed, in particular, by the representative of the “Self-help” party, Semen Semenchenko (quotation112 Ukraine"):
I think that Savchenko's rating is not a rating of a politician, but a rating of a national hero. After a while, people will begin to reconcile their expectations with reality. In addition, a very serious campaign will start, it has already gone, and Vera and Nadezhda Savchenko note this in discrediting.